Witness plea over Darlington car crash which left two in hospital

The Northern Echo: Durham Police are investigating the crash Durham Police are investigating the crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle carrying out a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre caused another car to crash, leaving a mother and daughter in hospital.

The incident took place on the A66 on the outskirts of Darlington at 5.15pm on Tuesday (February 4).

The mother and daughter had just passed the Brick Train sculpture heading towards Teesside when they came across a car on the wrong side of the road overtaking other vehicles.

They swerved to avoid it and crashed off the road, hitting a tree.

Both were taken to hospital but have since been released. 

Police said their car has been completely written off and are appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or a car being driven in a dangerous manner, to contact them.

PC Paul Dickenson, of Darlington Police, said: "There would have been a lot of traffic at that time and this car is said to have been in and out of traffic.

"We would like anyone with any information, or who saw a car driving particularly recklessly at that time, to get in touch."

Witnesses can contact PC Dickenson via the 101 police non-emergency number.

 

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10:39pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike2012 says...

Hope they get caught and strung up! Utter scum!
Hope they get caught and strung up! Utter scum! Mike2012
  • Score: 9

10:26am Thu 6 Feb 14

studio says...

Hope they both make a full recovery.

Driving that section of road daily i know it is easily wide enough for three vehicles. I`m assuming the reckless driver must have been a long way out of the lanes. This road should ( and easily could ) be dual carriageway.
Hope they both make a full recovery. Driving that section of road daily i know it is easily wide enough for three vehicles. I`m assuming the reckless driver must have been a long way out of the lanes. This road should ( and easily could ) be dual carriageway. studio
  • Score: 8

10:36am Thu 6 Feb 14

Jonn says...

Maybe the drivers were trying to avoid all those potholes on that road. It's a disgrace.
Maybe the drivers were trying to avoid all those potholes on that road. It's a disgrace. Jonn
  • Score: -3

1:06pm Fri 7 Feb 14

JJ2000 says...

Double overtaking is unfortunately common on the darlington bypasses.
Double overtaking is unfortunately common on the darlington bypasses. JJ2000
  • Score: 1

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