Driver taken to hospital after car hits tree

The Seat Ibiza which hit a tree on the Haswell to Shotton road. Pic: @DurhamRPU.
The Seat Ibiza which hit a tree on the Haswell to Shotton road. Pic: @DurhamRPU.
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A driver has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after his car collided with a tree this morning.

Police were called at 8.30am after a silver seat Ibiza left the Shotton to Haswell road and hit a tree near to the Blue House pub.

The road was closed while police investigated the scene.

The man was taken to James Cook Hospital where his injuries are described as non life-threatening.

The road has since reopened.