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Van damaged after stones thrown from Teesside bridge

A van had it's windscreen damaged after stones were thrown at it from a bridge Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police say, once again, they have received reports of people throwing stones at cars from the footbridge over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.

The incidents happened on Monday (19th June) between 8:20pm and 9:20pm.

A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents.

No one was injured.

One of the objects - thought to be a stone - thrown at cars had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen.

The driver was uninjured.

It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.

Cleveland Police campaign poster Credit: Cleveland Police

“It is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of their actions by throwing objects at moving vehicles and I am concerned to hear that these incidents are still happening.

“Thankfully so far, no one has been severely injured or killed but eventually this could happen if these incidents do not stop.

“Do these youths want death on their conscience as a result of their irresponsible behaviours? How would they feel if one of their friends or family members was injured or killed as a result of someone throwing a stones at their vehicles.

“I am certain they would be absolutely devastated and this shocking behaviour should not be encouraged.

“I would like the parents of these children involved to step up and play their part in educating their children on the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles before someone dies.

“Anyone found to be carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”

– Chief Inspector Dave Sutherland

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Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist seriously injured on A19.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A19 southbound at Billingham on Thursday afternoon (12th May.)

The crash took place at around 4pm and involved a motorcyclist, a blue Ford Fiesta and a red Honda Civic.

The motorbike ride, a man from the Eaglescliffe area, was taken to James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance suffering from leg injuries, internal injuries, a dislocated shoulder and broken ribs.

The A19 was closed in both directions whilst the air ambulance landed.

Roads were reopened at around 5.25pm.

Man dies after crash on the A19

A fatal crash occurred on the A19 (Wed 11th) Credit: Durham Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A19 in County Durham yesterday afternoon (Wed 11th May)

It happened just before 1pm on the northbound carriageway - just before the slip road to the A1018 which is to the north of Dalton Park.

Two vehicles were involved, a blue Ford Ranger, driven by a 49-year-old man from Thornaby on Teesside and an Iveco lorry, driven by a man aged 26 from Bradford.

The Ranger was driving in the inside lane when for some reason it veered across the carriageway, and hit the central reservation.

It then crossed back into lane one and crashed into the rear of the truck.

The driver of the Ford Ranger was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he later died.

It’s thought he may have been taken ill at the wheel.

A post mortem will now be carried out.

The victim's family have been informed and police have released the picture of the vehicles involved to help with their enquiries.

A19 northbound reopens following collision

The A19 northbound has re-opened following a six vehicle collision this morning.

The accident happened between the A1231 Wessington Way and the A184 Newcastle Road near Testo’s Roundabout. Two people have been taken to hospital.

North Yorkshire bus crash - two taken to hospital

One of the coaches involved in the crash on the A19. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Two people have been taken to hospital after two coaches crashed on the A19 in North Yorkshire - one passenger with serious abdominal injuries.

The collision involved two single-decker holiday coaches travelling from Durham to York.

The other coach had damage to its rear end. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The crash happened at 10am on Sunday at Bagby, three miles south of Thirsk.

The two coaches were carrying approximately 50 passengers in total.

North Yorkshire Police say two of them suffered injuries.

One passenger, who received minor injuries to the hand, has been treated at York Hospital. The other passenger received more serious abdominal injuries and is being treated at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

More coaches were sent to the scene to take uninjured passengers to a safe place.

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Stretch of A19 to remain closed until 10pm due to overturned tanker

An overturned tanker has meant that part of the A19 Southbound will remain closed down to one lane until at least 10pm tonight, April 2.

The lorry driver was cut free from his vehicle by emergency services and taken to James Cook University Hospital.

Credit: Cleveland Police

A single lane will be open on the A19 Southbound from the A174 turn off:

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Cleveland Police have said they are expecting traffic to be extremely busy around the area, so please allow extra time for your journey.

Two men seriously injured as lorries collide on A19

Two men are in James Cook Hospital with 'life-threatening' injuries are two lorries collided on the A19 at Ingleby Arncliffe.

The two wagons, a white Daf and a white Volvo, were both travelling along the southbound carriageway when they collided near Exleby Services in the late afternoon yesterday, 11th December.

The driver of the Daf lorry and his passenger were both seriously hurt in the collision and were taken to hospital for treatment.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward with information by calling 101.

Victim and fiancee - photo

Andrew Nimmo and Jannine Leslie Credit: Family photo

Andrew Nimmo and his fiancee Jannine Leslie were due to marry this year. Andrew died when his truck was hit by an articulated lorry driven by John Kirk on the A19 near Middlesbrough. Kirk was jailed for five years.

My life instantly changed because I died with him that day. My soul mate, my best friend, died.

– Janinne Lesley

"A disaster waiting to happen" - investigating officer

Kirk showed no regard for the rules of the road. He ignored the strict legislation around working hours, had two jobs and went to great lengths to fabricate a false record of what work he was doing and when. He had also been speeding for most of the journey and had taken a call without a hands-free kit which lasted almost an hour.

“His disregard for road safety was blatant. This was not an accident. Due to Kirk’s driving and lifestyle, in reality it was a disaster waiting to happen. Sadly for Andrew’s family and also for Lada Khazanovych, the driver of the other vehicle hit by Kirk, that disaster happened on that fateful morning on the A19. Lada and Andrew’s family have been made to suffer significantly because of John Kirk’s irresponsible actions. Hopefully though, today will allow them to begin to move forward with their lives.

– PC Darren Cawthorne, senior investigating officer
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