Two-car smash in early hours on A181

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TWO cars were involved in a crash on a County Durham road early today.

Police and firefighters from Durham and Peterlee were called to the A181 between Durham and Wheatley Hill, near Silent Bank, at 12.30am.

Initial reports claimed someone was trapped inside one of the cars, which had left the road.

But when the emergency services arrived, all those involved had freed themselves from the vehicles.

The fire crews found they were not needed, and police were dealing with the aftermath of the smash.

It is not thought anyone was hurt in the accident.