Northumbria Police Road Traffic unit have responded to reports of an overturned car on the A1 southbound near to the A1231.
Officers were called to the incident at 5am on Sunday April 19th.
Emergency services are currently the scene dealing with the collision.
The road is currently closed from EightonLodge roundabout. Traffic is being diverted into Birtley to Blind Lanewhere traffic can then rejoin the A1.