Lorry driver arrested in connection to road accident near hospital in Darlington

A lorry driver has been arrested following a collision on Woodland Road in Darlington Credit: Google Maps (From 2021)

A lorry driver has been arrested following a road accident in Darlington on Friday (29 April) morning.

The incident involving the lorry happened on Woodland Road, near the junction with Hollyhurst Road, and took place just before 10.10am.

Durham Constabulary attended the scene, which is close to Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Police have now reopened Woodland Road after it was closed for several hours as emergency services and investigators worked at the scene.

The lorry driver arrested in connection to the accident remains in police custody.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 10:03 this morning to Woodland Road in Darlington to reports of a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle. 

"We sent a rapid response paramedic to the scene."