Three drivers taken to hospital after "wrong-way" car collides with two others on A19 (From The Northern Echo)
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Three drivers taken to hospital after "wrong-way" car collides with two others on A19
11:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
THREE drivers have been taken to hospital after a car believed to have been travelling in the wrong direction on the A19 collided with two other vehicles.
The emergency services were called to reports of a multi-vehicle accident on the southbound carriageway, near to the Tees flyover, at 8.20pm tonight.
A Rover had collided with two other cars, a Volvo and an Audi, just south of the A66.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the force had received a number of calls reporting the Rover travelling north on the southbound carriageway in the minutes before the collision.
"Emergency services attended the scene and the male driver of the Rover plus the female drivers of the other two cars were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for what are currently believed to be minor injuries," said the spokeswoman.
Part of the A19, as well as surrounding roads, were closed to allow all three cars to be recovered, and for collision investigation work to get underway.
Cleveland Fire Brigade attended the scene, and crews helped to make the vehicles safe before they were removed.
The road re-opened at about 10.45pm.