Smash on A690 road at West Rainton

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A WOMAN has been injured in a traffic smash which closed part of a busy Wearside road.

It happened on the west-bound carriageway of the A690 at West Rainton, close to the border with Sunderland, shortly after noon on Friday.

The woman’s Nissan Micra collided with a Toyota Yaris and she sustained injuries.

The Yaris driver is believed to have been unhurt.

The Great North Air Ambulance helicopter landed at the scene and although a doctor from the crew treated her, she has been taken to hospital via road ambulance.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police confirmed that the emergency services were called about the crash at 12.12pm.

The carriageway was closed so that the air ambulance could land, but it was re-opened soon after.