A COUNTY Durham road was closed for over two hours on Thursday (June 9) morning after a car hit a traffic bollard and flipped onto its side – leaving the road partially closed and traffic queueing.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the A691 Durham Road in Consett, near The Cricketers Pub, at around 9.45am after receiving reports of a car that had flipped after a one-vehicle collision.

After arriving on the scene, Durham Police partially closed the A691 to ensure the vehicle was safe and make sure the passengers were uninjured.

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Following the incident, Durham Police and the North East Ambulance Service confirmed that one person had to be treated at the scene of the A691 crash, but they didn’t require hospital treatment.

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: “Police were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash near The Cricketers pub in Blackhill shortly before 9.45am today.

"The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Outlander, appears to have hit a traffic bollard and ended up on its side.

"The two occupants of the vehicle do not appear to have suffered significant injuries."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We received a call at 9.46am this morning to reports of a road traffic incident on Durham Road, Consett.

"We dispatched one specialist paramedic to the scene. One patient was treated but did not go to hospital."

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