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Two people taken to hospital after collision on Washington Highway

The incident happened on Washington Highway. Image by Google Maps.
The incident happened on Washington Highway. Image by Google Maps.

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a road traffic collision in Washington this morning.

Two cars collided on Washington Highway, near the turn-off for The Galleries Shopping Centre, at 11.45am.

The carriageway was blocked while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 11.45am today, police were informed about a collision on Washington Highway at the turn-off with the Galleries.

“Those involved suffered minor injuries.

“Two people were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital as a precaution.”

The road has since reopened.