Motorists faced major delays today after a six-vehicle smash on the A19.
Traffic was brought to a standstill in both directions near to the B1285 Dalton Park, Murton junction.
The delay was caused by a six-vehicle collision.
One man was released prior to the fire crews arriving and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Meanwhile, there are also reports of a shunt in the tailbacks a mile before the collision.
Traffic was backed up as far back as Chester Road in Sunderland during the morning rush hour.