TWO people were taken to hospital following a crash on a sliproad leading onto the A66 from the A19.

At around 2.30pm on Monday, the slip road from the A19 northbound to the A66 westbound near Teesside Park was closed following a 'collision'. 

Police advised motorists to avoid the area.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 1:51pm to a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A19.

"We dispatched two double-crewed ambulances and a response vehicle with paramedic. We transported two patients to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough."

At around 4.30pm, the road was reopened.