Two police officers and a taxi driver were treated in hospital for minor injuries after a patrol car and a taxi crashed in Washington.
Emergency services were called to the scene on A1231, near Peel Retail Park at Barmston, on Wednesday night.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At 10.40pm yesterday, police responded to a collision on the A1231 in Washington involving a police car and a taxi.
“The two officers in the police vehicle and the taxi driver attended hospital as a precaution for treatment to minor injuries and have since been discharged. Inquiries are ongoing.”
The North East Ambulance Service confirmed that it transported one person to Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ext 69191, quoting incident 1201 of 09/09/15.