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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 21st May 2016.

 

A young couple from Redcar are being praised for their actions after helping to rescue a man from a burning car.

Matt Heap and Abby Lewis were travelling north on the A19 at around twenty to eight yesterday morning when a Vauxhall Vectra travelling ahead of them left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The vehicle then burst into flames.

Matt rushed to the man’s aid while Abby stayed in their car with her four-year-old son and rang the emergency services.

The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision which occured on Thursday afternoon.

The collision involved a white Hyundai I10 and white Ford C-Max. It happened on the A171 at Fancy Bank between Guisborough and Charltons at around 3.30pm. 

The 58-year-old male driver of the Hyundai suffered serious internal injuries. He is currently in a stable condition in James Cook University Hospital. 

The 54-year-old male driver of the Ford C-Max suffered a pelvic injury and has been discharged from hospital.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact PC Daniel Badger from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 88921. 

 

A special fundraiser to help a 4-year-old girl from East Cleveland is being held today.

Mia Mary May from Carlin How, was diagnosed with a devastating brain tumour last August and given just nine to twelve months to live. 

In recent weeks her condition has deteriorated, but the generous local community has already rallied round and over £3,000 has so far been raised from donations in person and on a JustGiving page that's been set up.

The overall fundraising target is £4,500 and Mia's wish is to have a six-horse and Carriage Funeral and all money raised from an event called Mia's Mini Fest at the Railway Arms in Brotton, will be added to the fund.

If you can't make todays event at the Railway Arms in Brotton, you can donate to the Just Giving page 

http://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/anightformia


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