A19 accident

TRAFFIC on the A19 faced disruption this morning after a car crashed into a road sign.

The silver Vauxhall Vectra left the southbound carriageway south of the A689 turn-off for Hartlepool at around 6.10am today.

One lane was closed until just after 8am while the vehicle, which came to a stop in a dangerous position, was recovered.

The 51-year-old male driver was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton for a check up.