A BUSY road was closed to traffic after a car flipped on to its side.
Side Cliff Road, in Roker, was closed at its junction with Roker Park Road after a Toyota Aygo and a Toyota Hilux crashed into each other.
Police were called to the scene at 4.25pm on Friday.
The drivers were treated by paramedics at the scene but were not seriously injured, although both vehicles sustained substantial damage.
Accident investigators remained at the road to determine the exact cause of the incident.
Police said their inquiries into the accident were ongoing.