The road into Hetton was closed for more than two hours this afternoon after a two-vehicle crash.
Police closed the B1284 road from Rainton Bridge into Hetton after the two cars crashed at around 1.50pm, with one overturning.
Fire crews from Farringdon and Rainton were called to the scene.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said no-one is believed to have suffered any serious injury, but one male driver was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.
The road was re-opened to the public at 4.05pm after being cleared.