Pensioner left in a serious condition following a collision on the A1231 roundabout near the A19
A man in his 80s has been left in a serious condition following a single-vehicle collision on the A1231 Wessington Way roundabout above the A19.
Officers were called to the scene shortly after 1.45pm on Wednesday, April 21 after receiving a report of a one-vehicle collision on the A1231 Wessington Way roundabout in Sunderland above the A19.
Emergency services attended and found that a navy blue Volkswagen had collided with a set of traffic lights.
Police closed the road while a clean up operation took place and it was confirmed just after 5pm on April 21 by North East Traffic Live that it had reopened.
Officers have launched an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and are urging anyone who may have witnessed it to come forward.
Sergeant Neil Graham, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a serious incident that happened on a busy road when lots of other vehicles will have been around.
“I am asking anybody who witnessed the collision to come forward and speak to us, and if you were in the area at the time then please check your dashcam footage and look out for a navy blue Volkswagen.
“The driver has been taken to hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. His next of kin have been informed.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact them via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 524 210421.