THE A689 road has been closed after a lorry overturned close to Wynyard Business Park.

The driver, a 64-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with internal injuries by road ambulance following the accident. His condition is currently unknown but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Great North Air Ambulance was also called to the scene to help treat the driver..

The A689, which links the A19 at Wolviston with Sedgefield and the A1, is closed in both directions, both east and westbound, and is expected to remain so for at least another hour.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area while police deal with the incident.

*Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have seen the lorry prior to the incident is asked to contact PC Matthew Carter from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 144660.