Sunderland LIVE news: Crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park and latest travel updates on Friday, February 21

We’ll be bringing you the latest traffic and travel updates throughout the day.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 8:21 am
Emergency services at the scene of the crash on Timber Beach Road in Sunderland.

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Sunderland LIVE news: Crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park and latest travel updates on Friday, February 21

Last updated: Friday, 21 February, 2020, 17:55

  • Two people have been taken to hospital following a two-car crash near to the Hylton Riverside Retail Park in Sunderland.
  • The two vehicles that collided outside of the DW Gym on Timber Beach Road at around 7.30am. 
  • The road reopened at 8.40am. 

Hello and welcome to today’s live blog, where we will bring you all the latest news from across Wearside. If there is anything you think we should know about, get in contact with us via social media.

7.20am: Metro service cancellations

7.50am: Busy night for fire service

8am: Heavy traffic at Testo's Roundabout

There is heavy traffic on A19 through the roadworks in both directions at A184 Newcastle Road (Testo's Roundabout).

8.10am: Crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park

Timber Beach Road, Sunderland crash.

Emergency services are at the scene of a two-car crash on Timber Beach Road, near to Hylton Riverside Retail Park in Sunderland.  The road is not blocked but cars are being allowed through one at a time. 

8.30am: Wind warning from fire service

8.35am: Sunderland set for windy day

The morning of Friday, February 21, will start off overcast, with heavy cloud cover gradually easing towards lunchtime, but it will be windy, with gusts of more than 40mph.

More high winds are on their way

8.45am: Two people taken to hospital after crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park

Crash on Timber Beach Road in Sunderland.

Two people have been taken to hospital following a crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park in Sunderland. 

Police were called at 7.29am to the two-vehicle crash on Timber Beach Road. 

Two drivers were taken to hospital as a precaution and the road has now reopened. A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At 7.29 am today (Friday) we received a report of a two vehicle collision at Timber Beach Road, Sunderland.

“Drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital as a precaution and the road re-opened at 8.40am.”

9am: Drivers suffer minor injuries after crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park

The ambulance service has confirmed that two people have been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with minor injuries following the earlier crash near Hylton Riverside Retail Park.

A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 7.30am to a two-vehicle road traffic collision on St Catherine's Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park.

"We send two double-crewed ambulances and transported two patients with minor injuries to Sunderland Royal Hospital." 

Crash near to Hylton Riverside Retail Park

11.00am: Don't forget to wrap up if you're leaving the house.

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