Man in hospital after A19 crash

A DRIVER was rushed to hospital after his car left the A19 near Hartlepool and crashed into an embankment.

The motorist was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough after the crash at Dalton Piercy at 8am on Saturday.

Police say the incident happened as the silver Vauxhall Vectra, which was travelling north, cut across the A19.

The driver’s injuries are not known.

The southbound carriageway was closed for around two hours between the A179 Hart bypass and A1185 Billingham junction.