Men cut free from van after road crash

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TWO men have been taken to hospital after being cut free from a van.

Firefighters rushed to Hylton Lane after a Mercedes sprinter van crashed on to its side.

The two men were cut free from the vehicle at 6.30 this morning and placed on stretchers before being taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was closed for around an hour as police cleared the scene.