The family of a man killed when he was hit by a car in Durham City on Thursday evening have paid tribute to him.
34 year old Andrew Michael Cook from Durham was fatally injured after being hit by a Vauxhall Corsa car on South Road in the City shortly before 10:30pm on Thursday (20 March).
Mr Cook’s family said: “Andrew was a young man who loved life and his family and loved going to college and spending time with his dog.
"He was an extremely kind-hearted person who was always willing to help others, he will be sadly missed.”
An 11 year old boy has been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a collision on the A69 between Greenhead and Haltwhistle. A Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line. It received a glancing blow from a passing freight train.
The train stopped further down the line and there are no reported injuries from those on board the train. Police believe there was a second car involved and they are treating it as a crime scene.
A68 is closed in both directions due to overturned lorry and recovery work at A6088 (Carter Bar).
Emergency Services are on the scene near to the England and Scotland Border where a lorry has overturned.
Police say the road will remain closed until at least 11:00 as a crane will be needed to recover the vehicle.
A teenager was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling off his bike at a skate park in Hartlepool. The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the park on the town's Catcote Road.
An accident is has closed the A1 Western Bypass northbound carriageway at Birtley. There is queueing traffic between the Angel Of The North and Coalhouse Roundabout. The accident involved two cars, two lorries and a motorbike. There is also a fuel spillage.
A66 Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to debris on road and accident, two lorries involved on A66 Westbound from A67 to Stainmore. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to debris on road and accident, two lorries involved on A66 Westbound from A67 to Stainmore
An 18-month-old boy suffered head injuries and a broken leg after falling from a first floor window.
A spokeswoman for the North East ambulance service said they were called to an address in Oak Street, Seaton Burn, in North Tyneside at around 11.20 yesterday.
It is believed the infant is still being treated in hospital.