Cyclist injured in crash with car in Sunderland

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A CYCLIST is in hospital after being hit by a car today.

The accident happened at about 5.30pm, on the east-bound carriageway of the A1231, near Southwick in Sunderland.

Police were not able to give any details of the rider or their condition.

They were taken by ambulance to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Officers closed the road in both directions following the smash, so investigations could be carried out. Diversions were put in place.