A driver has been taken to hospital following a smash on the A19 slip road at Seaham.
It happened shortly after 12.30pm today on the slip road coming from Seaton Lane when a Volvo car collided with the barrier.
The car's driver, a man from South Tyneside, has been taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries.
His car is in the process of being recovered.
Durham Police say there has been no significant disruption to traffic.