Two injured as police called to disturbance in street

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Two people were taken to hospital after being hit by a car during a disturbance in a Sunderland street.

Police say they were called to Eden House Road at around 4.37pm today after reports of a group of men and women fighting.

Emergency services were called to Eden House Road in Sunderland. Pic by Google Maps

Emergency services were called to Eden House Road in Sunderland. Pic by Google Maps

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Two people are being treated for injuries which are believed to have been sustained in a collision with a vehicle.

“Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening but they have been taken to hospital by paramedics.

“Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify those involved and establish exactly what has happened.”

The road was closed for a short time to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called to a road traffic collision on Eden House Road at 4.39pm.

“We sent two ambulance crews and a crew from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.”

The injured people were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information that may be of help police, can call officers on 101 quoting log 763 11/101/16.