Man arrested on suspicion of driving offences after crash at busy Hartlepool junction

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A man is in custody on suspicion of driving offences after a single-vehicle crash at a busy junction.

The incident took place at the junction of Hart Lane and Raby Road, in Hartlepool, on Thursday, May 16, at about 10.40pm.

A second person is believed to have been taken to Middlesbrough’s James Cook Hospital for treatment.

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Cleveland Police said in a Friday statement: “A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences following a single-vehicle collision at the junction of Hart Lane and Raby Road, in Hartlepool, last night at around 10.40pm.

The scene of a crash at the junction of Hart Lane and Raby Road.The scene of a crash at the junction of Hart Lane and Raby Road.
The scene of a crash at the junction of Hart Lane and Raby Road.

"He was taken to police custody where he will be questioned.”

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said: “We were called just after 10.40pm last night to a one-vehicle road traffic incident.

"We dispatched a double crewed ambulance, a clinical team leader and were supported by the medical car from Great North Air Ambulance. One patient was taken to James Cook Hospital.”