A van driver was treated in hospital after he had to be cut free following a collision with a car.
The incident happened on Seal Sands Road in Billingham just after 5.30pm yesterday.
Firefighters from the nearby station used cutting equipment in the rescue after the 29-year-old was trapped by the wreckage.
Police are now appealing for information as they investigate what happened to cause the crash between the Ford Transit Van and a Honda Accord.
The driver was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he received treatment for minor injuries and he was later released.
The 40-year-old woman driver of the Honda was uninjured.
Anyone with information regarding the collision or anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact Pc Mark Pearson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 015401.