Paramedics took the injured man to the major trauma unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for further treatment and his condition is currently unknown.
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A NEAS spokesperson said: "We were called just after 11pm on Friday night to reports of a road traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian outside Heywoods Accountants on Douro Terrace in Sunderland.
“We sent a Hazardous Area Response Team and an emergency ambulance crew and transported a male patient to the major trauma unit at the RVI with serious injuries."