FIVE people, including four children, have been taken to hospital after three cars crashed in Consett this morning.

Genesis Way, Consett, was closed while emergency services cleared the scene and carried out investigations.

A Durham Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to a three-vehicle collision involving a Fiat Punto, Chrysler Voyager and a Fiat Ducato Van today at about 8:30am at Genesis Way, Consett.

"One motorist has been taken to hospital, however injuries are not believed to be serious.

"Four children have also been taken to hospital as a precaution. The road was reopened at 11.30am."

  • Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101, quoting incident number 66 of January 12.