Arrest after two-vehicle collision in Sunderland city centre saw man 'make off' from scene

A man is in police custody following a crash in Sunderland which saw a car overturned on its side.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 10:25 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 4:45 pm

Emergency services attended Chester Road shortly before 9pm on Wednesday following a two-vehicle collision.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Police and emergency services attended and found one of the vehicles, a Citroen, had come to rest on its side.

"The two occupants were treated at the scene for injuries believed to be minor.

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The incident on Chester Road. Picture: Jordon Nelson.

"A male, believed to be the driver of the other vehicle, made off from the scene.

"He was arrested by officers a short time after and remains in police custody at this time."

Four patients were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital .