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Car crashes into wall in Peterlee

Cleveland & Durham Specialist Operations Unit tweeted this picture of a car driving over a fence and crashing into a wall in the early hours of this morning, March 25.

The team in Durham say no serious injuries were reported.


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.

Motorcyclist on A167 Ferryhill airlifted to James Cook

Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Newton Aycliffe has suffered potential spinal and pelvic fractures after colliding with a van on the A167 Ferryhill this afternoon, Friday 21st November.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew the man to the major trauma centre in James Cook hospital for further treatment.

He was said to be stable condition on arrival to the hospital.

Durham Police say the van driver was unhurt.

Tributes paid to Michael Cook

Michael Cook

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.”


Injured boy airlifted to hospital

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.

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