A motorist has been taken to hospital with suspected spine and pelvic injuries after a three vehicle collision in Sunderland.
The driver of the Vauxhall Vectra was rescued by firefighters, who had cut off the roof and driver’s door, after becoming trapped in the incident on the A690 and North Moor Lane junction in Sunderland.
The casualty was placed on a spinal board and taken by ambulance to Sunderland Royal Hospital.
A passenger in the Vectra, an 11-year-old child, freed themselves from the car and suffered bruising to their legs.
They were cared for at the scene by a passer-by, who was an off-duty nurse.
The driver of a Saab 95 and driver and passenger of a VW Passat, were able to get out of their vehicles themselves.
Fire crews from Farringdon and Sunderland Central stations attended the incident which happened at about 10.30am today.
Northumbria Police also attended the scene.