Man taken to hospital after van catches fire following two-vehicle collision near Hartlepool
A man has been taken to hospital after a van caught fire following a collision near Hartlepool.
Emergency services were called to the A689 near Hartlepool just before 6pm on Tuesday (November 30) after reports of a two-vehicle collision between Wolviston and Greatham.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We were called at 17.54 on 30 November to an incident on the A689 East.
"A van was on fire following a two-vehicle RTC.
"Fire Engines from Stockton and Hartlepool attended and crews used one Breathing apparatus and one hose reel to make vehicles safe.
"One casualty was transported to hospital by NEAS.”
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said a man was taken to North Tees Hospital.
A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 5.55pm to reports of a man injured following a road traffic collision on Stockton Road.
"We dispatched one ambulance crew and transported the man to North Tees Hospital.”
Cleveland Police have confirmed they were called to collision involving two vehicles on the A689.
In a statement, the force added that a vehicle collided with a police car which was at the scene of the original incident at around 7.20pm.
A spokesperson said: “A collision was reported on the westbound A689 around 5:50pm involving two vehicles which were recovered. A man suffered minor injuries.
“At around 7:20pm, a vehicle collided with a police car which was at the scene of the original collision. Again, there were minor injuries and the vehicles were recovered.
“The westbound A689 carriageway was reopened by 10pm.”