A19 collision and broken-down vehicle lead to rush hour headache in Sunderland

Drivers were faced with long delays due to a broken-down vehicle on the A19 and a collision on the busy route.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 6:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 6:38 pm

The broken-down vehicle on the southbound carriageway led to traffic delays between the A1231 Hylton Grange and A183 Chester Road junction in Sunderland. Police at the scene confirmed the vehicle broke down due to engine failure.

Further delays were caused due to a multi-vehicle collision northbound between the A183 and A1231 junctions.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “The incidents are not directly linked, the build up of traffic has likely caused the collisions which were minor and no injuries have been reported.

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“We have police assisting the vehicles at the scene.”

Due to the incidents there is a build up of traffic on both sides of the A19, tails backs go as far as Testo’s roundabout, according to Northumbria Police.