Woman taken to hospital after single-vehicle crash on A19 in Sunderland near Chester Road junction

Emergency services attended the scene of a single-vehicle collision on the A19 in Sunderland.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 11:56 am
Emergency services have been called to the A19 following reports of a single-vehicle collision. Picture: Google Maps.

There were 60-minute delays on the road following the incident, which happened shortly before 8am on Friday, September 20, on the northbound carriageway near to the A183 junction.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 7.59am today (Friday), police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on the A19 northbound near Chester Road, Sunderland.

“Emergency services are at the scene. The road is currently closed immediately before the A183 junction and a small diversion is in place.

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“Motorists are advised there will be increased congestion as a clean-up operation continues.”

The spokesman later confirmed that a woman was taken to hospital.

Highways England said traffic had to leave the A19 at the exit and rejoin at the entry slip.