One person was taken to hospital following a crash which closed a busy North East road.

The casualty was taken to James Cook University Hospital Hospital after the one-vehicle crash on the A698 today (Tuesday, April 9). 

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) was called to an incident on the A698 eastbound in Wynyard, Hartlepool, just after 1.40pm.

The Northern Echo:

They said that two ambulance crews, one clinical team leader, one doctor, a rapid response crew and Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to a road traffic collision today (9 April) at 1.43pm in Wynyard, Hartlepool.

“We dispatched two ambulance crews, one clinical team leader, one doctor, one rapid response crew and one HART crew (Hazardous Area Response Team).

“One patient was taken to James Cook Hospital."

There were reports of the fire service removing the roof from the vehicle involved in the incident, which closed the road for more than an hour.

An eyewitness also confirmed that there was an incident response unit, two fire engines and two police cars at the scene.

Read More: 

Join the Northern Echo family today and stay ahead with local news that matters. Enjoy our digital subscription at £2 for 2 months or get 30% off for a year. - Click here. 

Officers have since reopened the A698 and are currently looking for drivers who may have dashcam footage of the collision.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “We would like to thank motorists and residents affected for their patience and co-operation whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.”

“Any witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage of the collision are asked to contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number quoting ref 064242.”