A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Cleadon.
The collision happened on the A1018 Shields Road in Cleadon where the male motorcyclist was taken to Newcastle’s RVI with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries
Police officers directed the traffic passed the incident where a black car and a motorbike were involved in a collision at the Lilac Gardens junction.
Several emergency services vehicles were sent to the scene of the rush-hour collision.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 7.50am today, police received a report of a car that had been in collision with a motorcyclist on Lilac Gardens, Cleadon.
“Emergency services attended and a male was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. “The road has now reopened.”
A spokesman for North East Ambulance Service added: “We were called to a road traffic collision at 7.47am this morning.
“A trauma paramedic, rapid response vehicle and a double-crew ambulance attended the incident and a man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.”
Buses were also diverted around the time of the collision.
Go North East tweeted: “We’re diverting in Cleadon due to an accident. There’s no service between Sunderland Road ends & Whitburn Road on Prince Bishops 20 & 20A towards Sunderland. Buses towards South Shields are unaffected.
Later adding: “Following the earlier accident in Cleadon, we have gaps in service as buses return to schedule. Service 20 & 20A from Durham will be less frequent as we have buses currently over an hour late. Our control & driver teams are working hard to reduce disruption.” While Stagecoach North East posted: “Service 30’s unable to serve Cleadon or Whitburn Rd due to road traffic collision on Shields Rd.”