A collision between two vehicles has left a woman in need of hospital treatment.
The crash involving a Nissan Note and a Renault Scenic happened on Chichester Road in South Shields just before 1.15pm today.
Northumbria Police said a woman was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries.
The road was closed between the roundabout at Chichester and towards Imeary Street and Westoe Road for nearly two hours while the damaged cars were cleared from the route.
A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman was taken to South Tyneside Hospital for treatment.
An Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called at 1.10pm to the scene.
“We despatched a rapid response vehicle, backed up by an ambulance, and took a patient to South Tyneside Hospital.”