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33-year-old father of two dies after his car collides with stone wall

Police have named a man who died after his car collided with a stone wall in Ebchester, near Consett.

33-year-old Alastair Gill was airlifted to the RVI in Newcastle on Sunday where he remained in a critical condition until he passed away on Tuesday. He leaves two children, a girl aged 5 and a 11 year-old boy.

His parents paid tribute to him, saying:

He was a much loved son and will be sadly missed. We wish to thank everyone for their support and ask to be left alone so we can grieve in peace."

– Parents of Alastair Gill

Two men die after car crashes into stone wall

A car crashed into a stone wall near Meadowfield, County Durham at around 6pm on Friday Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Two men have died after a car left a road and hit a stone wall in County Durham.

It happened shortly before 6pm on Friday, October 24, near Burnigill Farm on Browney Lane, between Meadowfield and Croxdale.

Durham Police said the men were in their mid-20s and from the North Shields area. The men had been working in Durham and were travelling home when the car they were in crashed into the stone wall.

Police have asked for anyone who witnessed the crash or saw anything suspicious to contact them.

Post-mortems will be carried out on the two men early next week.

Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch, particularly the occupants of a dark coloured VW Passat vehicle which was travelling from the A167 towards Meadowfield at the time Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


Schoolgirl suffers serious injuries after car flips on A19

A schoolgirl has sustained serious injuries after the car she was travelling in flipped over on the A19.

The 12-year-old girl suffered a fractured spine and internal injuries in the single-vehicle smash last night, October 27th at Norton, Teesside.

She is in a stable condition in Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital.

There were four people in the car at the time, two other young girls aged 12 and 13, and the car's 44-year-old male driver.

All four occupants, from the Whitley Bay area, were taken to James Cook University Hospital. The three with minor injuries were later discharged.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Man dies after A1 crash

A man from Coxhoe who was injured when his car crashed on the A1 at the weekend has died.

Kevin Campbell, 25, was driving south near Bradbury on Sunday (January 12th).

Mr Campbell's car left the road and crashed into a tree at around 7.40am.

He was taken to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance with serious head and chest injuries.

On Tuesday (January 14th) he died from his injuries.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to ring 101 if they have any information.


Appeal for information after A19 crash

The scene of the car crash Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information after a car crash on the A19 which happened shortly before lunchtime.

The crash happened at the A1231 Wessington Way at 11 o'clock this morning when a car was flipped over on the A19.

Emergency services attended the scene on the A19 Credit: ITV News

A 26-year-old woman was taken to the RVI in Newcastle, although her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have information that could help with the investigation, is being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

The A19 was closed for two hours after the collision

Witnesses sought after Middlesbrough hit-and-run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run in Middlesbrough on Boxing Day.

The incident happened in a car park close to a Spar shop on Acklam Road in the town centre at around 6pm.

The 79-year-old, who was knocked down as she crossed the car park, suffered from cuts and bruises. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Officers are trying to trace a man who gave the woman a lift home after the incident, as he may be able to help with their inquiries.

Anyone who saw a people carrier leave the scene, or anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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