TWO people were taken to hospital after a lorry collided with a car.
The smash happened at 7am this morning on Cherry Blossom Way, Washington, close to the Nissan plant.
Passengers of the Ford Ka, a man and a woman, were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with chest and neck injuries. The driver of the lorry escaped injury.
The A1290 was closed between the A19 and the junction with Cherry Blossom Way, with diversions put in place