A66 crash: One man taken to hospital following that closed stretch of major Teesside road

A stretch of the A66 has been closed for a number of hours after a crash. The incident, involving a lorry and a tipper truck, happened on the westbound carriageway on Friday morning. Emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance attended the scene near Sadberge, just after 10am.

Durham Police confirmed the two-vehicle smash involved a Ford transit and a DAF fad tipper truck. A picture from the scene shows the traffic at a standstill shortly after the incident.

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A spokesperson for Cleveland Fire Brigade said a person was trapped inside one of the vehicles which had left the road and hit a tree. Crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue attended the scene.

Both drivers are believed to have received minor injuries, police said. The accident happened between Mill Lane, at the Long Newton turn off and the Sadberge turn off near Darlington. A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.05am on Friday to reports of a road traffic collision on the A66 at Sadberge.

“We dispatched a double crewed ambulance, and transported one man to hospital.”

The road remained closed at 12.50pm while the vehicles were recovered.