Three-vehicle smash on A19 in Sunderland leads to rush hour delays
A collision between three vehicles on the A19 in Sunderland during rush hour led to delays for motorists earlier this morning.
Northumbria Police was called to the southbound carriageway, close to the A690 Durham Road interchange, at 7.45am today, Thursday, February 25.
CCTV footage shared on Twitter via @NELiveTraffic showed traffic queuing due to the collision, which happened just after the junction and led to a lane being closed off.
It said there was just a residual delay for motorists by 8.15am after officers moved the vehicles onto the hard shoulder to clear the lanes.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 7.45am we received a report of a three-vehicle collision on the A19 southbound carriageway near to the Herrington Interchange.
"Nobody was seriously injured but one lane of the road was blocked for a short period of time.
"The road has since been cleared and traffic is now moving freely in the area.”