Witness Kevin Wilson said: “I was in the Farm Foods shop and when I came out and was putting stuff into the car, I saw all the fire engines and ambulances going past.
“I went round and saw what had happened. There were a lot of people taking pictures and the police had it all taped off.
“The fire engines and ambulance were there.
“If it had not been for the white car, it would have gone right the way over.”
Emergency services were called
No one was injured in the incident
The lorry tipped onto two cars
Others took to social media to see what was going on.
One Twitter user, Kate Rose, wrote: “Came out the gym to pure drama in Tesco car park, lorry overturned 3 fire fighters, police and ambulances. What’s going on man?”
No one was injured in the crash.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said yesterday: “Around 1.15pm this afternoon, police received a report that a lorry had hit a barrier and fallen on to two parked cars in the Tesco car park in Sunderland.
“Nobody was in the cars at the time of the incident and the driver of the lorry was not injured.”
The supermarket remained open and was unaffected by the incident.