A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with leg injuries after a smash.
Police were dealing with a crash involving a motorbike and a car in Imeary Street in South Shields.
Officers attended the scene along with the ambulance service at just after 6.40pm on Sunday.
The motorbike rider, a man, has been airlifted to hospital suffering from suspected broken legs.
Police closed Imeary Street to carry out investigations of the scene and put diversions in place.
Anyone with information on the crash should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 914 14/06/15.