Man, 32, remains in critical condition following New Year's Eve crash on busy Sunderland road

A man remains in a critical but stable condition following a New Year’s Eve crash on a busy Sunderland road.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 11:05 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 11:26 am

The incident happened on the A690 Durham Road at Prospect Junction near to Premiere Road, near to the Lidl supermarket, at around 8.15pm on Tuesday, December 31.

Emergency services were called to the scene and two people were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and two people were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital by ambulance.

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Emergency services at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Durham Road, Sunderland. Image by Leslie Barrett.

The North East Ambulance Service sent five ambulances, two Hazardous Area Response Teams,a specialist paramedic, a rapid response paramedic and an officer to the scene of the crash.

Following the incident an ambulance service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 8.10pm to a road traffic collision on Premier Road, Sunderland, outside of Lidl.

“Four patients were taken to hospital with serious injuries among them.”

Two fire engines from Farringdon Community Fire Station were also called to the scene.

Emergency services at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Durham Road, Sunderland. Image by Leslie Barrett.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 8.14pm to a road traffic collision on Durham Road, Sunderland.

“Two engines from Farringdon Community Fire Station attended and crews assisted paramedics and made the area safe.”

Northumbria Police inquiries are ongoing and the force is continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage of the collision, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 893 311219 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.