A motorist is being treated by paramedics following a crash on a busy road next to Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton.
It happened shortly after 9am today, when a white Audi collided with another car at a roundabout on the B1284 road.
One driver was seen being treated by paramedics in an ambulance as police closed a lane of the road off.
The front right side of the Audi had been damaged in the smash.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police were called at around 9.15am this morning to reports of a two-vehicle collision at the roundabout opposite the Rainton Meadows Arena.
“One lane of the North Road was closed while emergency services were dealing with the incident.”