A cyclist is in a life-threatening condition after a road crash earlier this evening.
At around 6.10pm police received a report of a collision between a Seat Ibiza and an cyclist on the junction between Victoria Road West and Mill Crescent in Hebburn.
Emergency services attended and a male cyclist was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the white Seat Ibiza vehicle has not been injured but left very shaken by the collision.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact police.
The road currently remains closed to allow officers to investigate the collision and is not expected to open until later this evening.
Any witnesses to the incident are being asked to call 101 quoting log 892 19/09/17.