Man in critical condition after crash in Sunderland on New Year's Eve

A man is in a critical condition after a crash in Sunderland on New Year's Eve

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 9:35 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.

Northumbria Police said a 32-year-old man remains in a critical condition.

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

The road was fully closed by Northumbria Police while emergency services attended the incident.

A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 8.10pm to a road traffic collision on Premier Road, Sunderland, outside of Lidl.

“Ten different resources were sent to the scene – a specialist paramedic, a rapid response paramedic, two Hazardous Area Response Teams, five ambulances and an officer.

“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 and made the area safe.

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.”

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are ongoing and police have asked 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.”