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A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car left the road and ended up on its roof.
The 29-year-old man, who has not been named, was driving along Hart Lane, near to High Throston Golf Club, at around 10.30pm on Saturday night.
It is thought he swerved to avoid an animal which had ran out in front of his car, and ended up ploughing through a fence and into a field where the Volkswagen Golf flipped onto its roof.
The driver managed to free himself from the vehicle before the emergency services arrived, and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, to be checked out.
He was kept in overnight, before being discharged on Sunday morning.
A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “We were called to reports of a black Volkswagen Golf which ended up on its roof after an incident.
“The driver managed to get out of the car, and there were no reports of any major injuries.”
A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance confirmed they were called out the following morning when a passer-by reported seeing the car in the field.