Lorry crash causes A19 tailbacks

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RUSH hour chaos was caused after a lorry collided with a van on a busy Sunderland road.

The two vehicles bumped into each other on the A19 southbound at Hylton Bridge at 4.30pm today.

The collision caused tailbacks and police were called to the scene.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “We received reports of a road traffic accident at 4.30pm. The accident did involve a lorry, but it was very minor and there were no injuries.

“The collision has now been cleared.”