Two people are in hospital including one who was cut free from their car after a crash which closed a stretch of the A66.

The incident happened shortly after 10am on Saturday (September 16) morning on the A66 at Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.

Two cars, understood to be one white and one grey vehicle, collided with one person trapped in their vehicle.

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Fire crews were called to cut them free from the wreckage and both were taken to hospital. The white vehicle was later seen with its roof cut off.

Emergency services were at the scene for several hours with the road fully reopening around 1.45pm.

The Northern Echo: The scene of the incident on the A66 on Saturday (September 16) morning.The scene of the incident on the A66 on Saturday (September 16) morning. (Image: INCIDENTS ON TEESSIDE)

The Northern Echo: The wreckage of one of the vehicles.The wreckage of one of the vehicles. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “It was a two-vehicle road traffic collision. One person was trapped and extricated by fire brigade personnel and taken to hospital via ambulance.”

The Northern Echo has contacted Cleveland Police for more information.

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The North East Ambulance Service added in a statement: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A66 Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough shortly after 10am this morning.

“We dispatched a rapid response paramedic, a specialist paramedic, a clinical team leader and two ambulance crews, as well as requesting support from Great North Air Ambulance Service.

“Two patients were taken by road to James Cook Hospital.”