A man has been arrested after a high-speed police pursuit between Sunderland and County Durham.
Police were called after reports of a car being taken without the owner’s consent following a domestic incident in the Grangetown area of Sunderland.
The vehicle was spotted by officers travelling onto the A19 from Herrington and failed to stop when signalled by police.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said the driver made off at high-speed and later crashed near a slip road at a junction of the A182.
He then made off on foot before being arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The driver was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The A182 remained closed on Tuesday morning during rush hour while officers carried out an investigation.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 4.20am we received a report that a vehicle had been taken without the owner’s consent following a domestic incident at an address in the Grangetown area of Sunderland.
“Officers deployed to the area and the vehicle was sighted a short time later travelling onto the A19 from East Herrington.
“The vehicle was signalled to stop but made off from police at high speed before later colliding with a roundabout near the slip road junction of the A182.
“The driver made off from the vehicle on foot but was detained by police and arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
“He was taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries where he currently remains.
“The road remains closed southbound as enquiries into the collision continue.”
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.43am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision on the junction of the A19 and A182.
“We dispatched two ambulance crews and transported one patient to Sunderland Royal Hospital.”