Two people taken to hospital after Sunderland road accident

The scene of the accident on Thorndale Road, Sunderland. 
Pic taken by Echo reader.
The scene of the accident on Thorndale Road, Sunderland. Pic taken by Echo reader.

Two people have been taken to hospital following a two vehicle road accident in Sunderland this evening.

Emergency services were called to Thorndale Road around 7pm following reports of a two vehicle collision.

Firefighters from Farringdon were called to the scene at 6.59pm along with the North East Ambulance Service who sent a rapid response vehicle and a double crew.

Northumbria Police officers were also at the scene.

Two people were then taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital via ambulance at 8.06pm.

A North East Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at 6.57pm and sent a rapid response vehicle and a double crew to the scene.

"Two patients - one of which was man - were then taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, arriving at 8.14pm."

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters from Farringdon Community Fire Station were called to a two vehicle road traffic collision at 6.59pm.

"The front seat passenger of one of the vehicle was suffering from a suspected broken knee and the driver of the vehicle was suffering from suspected leg injuries."

Firefighters left the scene around 8pm.