A VAN driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the Spine Road this morning.
At 10.09am a van collided in to the back of it.
The driver of the first van was uninjured, but the driver of the second vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The Great North Air Ambulance attended and a doctor treated the patient at the scene before he was transferred to the RVI by ambulance.
Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of the collision, but diversions on the road have been lifted and the road is now fully open.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191