METRO services are now up and running after a delay caused by a crash in Fellgate, Jarrow.
Trains had been suspended between Pelaw and Brockley Whins after the accident at 11am near Leam Lane.
A spokesman for Nexus said that services had resumed but were not yet running to timetable.
Police and firefighters were called to the A194 at Fellgate.
It’s understood a lorry hit a railway bridge and a digger, which it was transporting, toppled off onto a Vauxhall Antara behind.
Firefighters from Hebburn Fire Station spent more than an hour cutting the driver free, before they were taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary by the Great North Air Ambulance, with serious injuries.
Two other passengers were taken to South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields, with minor injuries.
The west bound carriageway has now been reopened, but the east bound remains closed with diversions at Mill Lane.