Two women taken to hospital with back and neck injuries following crash on Sunderland road

Two women were taken to hospital following a crash on a notorious road in Sunderland.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 16:21 pm
Thompson Road. Picture by Google

Thompson Road was blocked in both directions following a collision near Carley Hill Road junction – but has now been reopened.

Two women were taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. 

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At 10.24am today we received a report of a two vehicle collision involving two cars on Thompson Road, Sunderland.

"Police and emergency services attended. The driver of a Black Renault, a 79-year-old woman, and the driver of a Red Suzuki, a 63-year-old woman, were both taken to hospital for neck and back injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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"The road remains closed while both vehicles are being recovered and motorists are asked to avoid the area."

One of the women was freed from the car by fire crews who were called to the scene.