Man escapes injury after car overturns in Peterlee town centre

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A MOTORIST walked away with only minor injuries after his car flipped over on a town centre road.

Emergency services were called to Burnhope Way, in Peterlee, after a collision involving two cars on the town centre roundabout.

The crash involved a Renault Scenic and a Vauxhall Corsa, which landed on its roof.

A crew from Peterlee Fire Station attended the scene and police closed the road briefly while the incident was dealt with.

A fire station spokesman said: “There was one man in the Corsa, which was on its roof.
“But he made his own way out and had no injury.
“He was checked over by paramedics.

“A couple in the other car appeared okay.

“We just made the vehicles safe.”

The crew spent 20 minutes at the scene, after being called to the incident at 7pm on Friday.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We got a call to Burnhope Way, in Peterlee, at 6.58pm and a rapid response vehicle which was in the area was on scene at 7.01pm.

“The patient got out of the car okay, there was no injury and refused treatment, though he was checked over by paramedics.”

A crew from the station attended a rubbish fire in woods near Craig Terrace, in Easington Village, 20 minutes before the road incident.