Pictures have emerged following a crash on a busy North East road yesterday which saw three taken to hospital.

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) confirmed they were called to a two-vehicle collision at the junction between the A19 south and A1130, Mandale in Thornaby on Monday (January 8).

They confirmed they deployed one emergency ambulance crew and a clinical team leader to the scene.

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They also confirmed three were taken to James Cook University Hospital for further treatment.

A NEAS spokesperson said, "We received a 999 call yesterday evening (Monday 8 January) at 17:07 relating to a two vehicle road traffic collision at the junction of the A19 south and A1130, Mandale in Thornaby. 

“We sent one emergency ambulance crew and a clinical team leader and took three patients to James Cook hospital for further assessment and treatment."

Images of the scene showed a damaged car and van at the scene, which was attended by, Cleveland Fire Brigade (CFB), the ambulance service, and police.

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A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "We were called to a three-vehicle collision on the A19 near the Mandale Interchange at around 5.10pm on 8th January involving two cars and a van.

"Colleagues from Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

"A number of people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"The 38-year-old male driver of the van arrested on suspicion of theft following an unconnected incident."

Yesterday, a CFB spokesperson said: “Cleveland Fire Brigade, Northeast Ambulance and police are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A19 South at Mandale Junction. 

“Please expect delays at this time.

“A19 South is now clear however delays should be expected. Thank you for your patience.”