Zetland FM Local News - 12th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 12th January 2017.
A campaign has been launched to help support the family of a teenager who is in hospital after being hit by a car in Redcar.
Leon Thorpe was seriously injured after his bicycle collided with a car close to Locke Park.
The 15-year-old was put in a medically induced coma at the scene by medics from the Great North Air Ambulance.
A Go Fund Me page has now been set up by a family friend to help support Leon’s family while they are off work and at his bedside.
The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa was also taken to hospital but was later discharged. Police are still appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident which happened on Saturday at around 5:30pm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andy Lawson by phoning 101.
173 drivers across Cleveland and Durham were arrested during a Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.
Cleveland Police have tested almost 3000 drivers over the last month to see if they were intoxicated behind the wheel.
116 of the arrests were in connection with drink driving and 57 of the arrests were in connection with driving under the influence of drugs.
Police also teamed up with a local venue to offer free soft drinks to designated drivers.
The Keys in Yarm offered the non-alcoholic drinks to customers in the week before Christmas.
And residents of Redcar & Cleveland are being warned to brace for snow this weekend.
Earlier this week Zetland FM told you that snow could be expected today lasting up to 24 hours.
But the Met Office has since issued a new yellow warning, pushing the flurry back a day.
Showers of snow, sleet and hail could hit tomorrow and last through til Saturday.
Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as minus five degrees.
And two to five centimetres of snow is possible.
The Met Office has warned that residents should be aware of any disruption to transport.
Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Durham could also be affected.