Four-car smash on A1231 road in Sunderland

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TAILBACKS were caused following a four-car smash on a busy Sunderland road.

The crash happened when a Suzuki Swift, a BMW X3, a Ford Fiesta and a Vauxhall Corsa collided on the A1231 road eastbound, near to the Vantec factory.

Both lanes of the road were closed while the vehicles were taken off the carriageway, but no-one was injured in the incident.

The crash happened at about 3.40pm, with the road re-opened by 4pm.