A sliproad smash involving two cars and two vans led to a busy South Tyneside route being closed off for an hour.
The collision on the A194 Leam Lane happened at 10.40am today on the sliproad from Edinburgh Road, off the Scotch Estate, between a Mercedes Sprinter van, a Vauxhall Transporter van, a Vauxhall Astra and a Mazda Antares.
Northumbria Police say there are not thought to be any serious injuries as a result of the collision.
Officers closed off the westbound dual carriageway while they and paramedics helped clear the scene.
The road was reopened at 11.40am