Man taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash on the A690 as motorists face ‘heavy delays’

Emergency services were called to a three-vehicle crash on the A690 this morning.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 10:51 am

Police were called to the A690 Durham Road on the approach to the A19 at 8.30 am on Wednesday (June 9) following report of a crash involving three vehicles.

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) attended as well and a male patient was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

North East Live Traffic tweeted that there are heavy delays back past Stoneygate, with one of the lanes closed.

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Police have advised motorists of an ‘increased congestion’ in the area as emergency services are still on the scene.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 8.30am today (Wednesday) we received a report of a three-vehicle collision on the A690 Durham Road on the approach to the A19.

Emergency services are currently in attendance. Motorists are advised there will be increased congestion in the area.”

A spokesperson for NEAS said: “We were called at 8:25 to a road traffic collision on the A690 ay Houghton le Spring.

Traffic cameras show the queues after a crash on the A690

“We dispatched a double crew ambulance and transported a male patient to Sunderland Royal Hospital.”

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