Cyclist hurt in rush hour traffic

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A cyclist suffered facial injuries following an early morning accident in Houghton.

At just before 7.45am this morning police received a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a car, on Dairy Lane.

Officers attended the scene where the cyclist was found to be suffering from facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for a short time, but was soon reopened.