A DRIVER has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A1(M) in County Durham. 

The A1(M) Northbound is currently closed, with around 3.5 miles of queueing traffic building in the area due to an accident at Junction 60 on the A689 (Bradbury).

It is believed the crash involved a Scania truck which collided with a bridge. 

Police confirmed the driver was James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with chest injuries.

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It is believed the crash took place in the roadworks area of the road.

Motorists are being diverted via the exit and entry slip roads.

A spokesperson for Durhampolice said: "Police were called to reports of a one vehicle collision on the A1M near Junction 60 shortly before 7am this morning (January 27).

"It involved a Scania truck which is believed to have collided with a bridge.

"The driver has been taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with chest injuries."

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