Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 8am this morning after receiving reports of a road traffic collision at the junction of Windlass Lane and the A1231.
A Spokesperson for North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision at the junction of Windlass Lane and the A1231 shortly before 8am this morning.
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"We dispatched one ambulance crew and transported one patient to Sunderland Royal Hospital for further treatment."
A Northumbria Police spokesperson added: “At 8am today (Thursday) we received a report that a motorcyclist was lying injured in the road on the A1231 at Washington. Emergency services are at the scene.”