A pedestrian has been seriously hurt in a collision on a busy Wearside road this morning.
The accident happened shortly before 8.30am at Dairy Lane's junction with Mulberry Lane.
A male pedestrian has been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital suffering from serious injuries.
The A1052 Dairy Lane in Houghton was closed between Burn Park Road and North View Terrace while investigations are carried out but reopened at 11am.
No further details of those involved are available at present.