Car left badly damaged after crash on A19 in Hartlepool
A driver had a lucky escape after the car they were travelling in hit a concrete barrier and smashed through a fence.
The incident happened on the southbound side of the A19 at Elwick.
The car left the road to the nearside, narrowly missing a lampoost, according to Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit.
It then clipped a concrete barrier ramp and hit verge and fencing.
Miraculously, the driver was not injured in the smash.
The crash took place in the early hours of Monday.