A man has suffered a head injury after two cars crashed close to a busy Sunderland road.
It happened in Mowbray Road, near Ryhope Road, near Sunderland city centre.
One man has suffered a head injury.
Emergency services are on the scene dealing with the incident and have advised motorists to avoid the area if possible.
The North East Traffic Live account tweeted: "Collison Mowbray Road near B1522 Ryhope Road in #Sunderland involving two vehicles."
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 7.40am today, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Mowbray Road, Sunderland.
“Emergency services are at the scene.
"The public are advised that there may be congestion in the area.”