One taken to hospital after smash closes A19

One person was taken to hospital after an accident which partially closed the A19 northbound this evening.

Friday, 24th November 2017, 6:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:02 pm
The A19 at Hylton Bridge

One lane was closed between the A183 Chester Road at the Pennywell junction and the A1231 Wessington Way, just north of the Hylton viaduct after a car overturned.

There were delays of 20 minutes on approach.

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One witness said: "One dark car is on the roof. A small white car, a black car and a van might also have been involved.

"Several ambulances and police vehicles were there. as was the Highways Agency incident van."

A North East Ambulance Services spokeswoman said: "We received a call at ten to six, with a report of a road traffic collision on the A19 just before Wessington Way.

"We dispatched two of our hazardous area response team crews, a rapid response paramedic and a double-crewed ambulance.

"We have taken one person to Sunderland Royal Hospital."