One person needed treatment by paramedics after a minibus has collided with a lamp-post on South Shields seafront this afternoon.
The southbound lane of the A183 at Gypsies Green is closed for recovery work.
A black car was also involved in the accident.
A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 2.44pm.
"The police were on the scene. We sent one ambulance.
"There was one patient who was able to be treated at the scene."