Zetland FM Local News - 25th August 2022
Police are appealing for information after a multi-car collision left two people hospitalised and a van on its side;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
...and road policing officers have been out in our area as part of their ongoing drink and drug drive awareness campaign.
Police are appealing for information after a multi-car collision left two people hospitalised and a van on its side.
The incident happened around 1.20pm on Tuesday, on the A19 at Thornaby.
Four cars were involved - a Ford Ka, a Vauxhall Vivaro, a Fiat Punto and a Vauxhall Astra.
The female driver of the Ford Ka suffered whiplash injuries and the male driver of the Vauxhall Vivaro suffered an injury to his arm. Both were taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.
Motorists suffered delays after the crash, which led to the closure of the northbound carriageway after the A174.
The road was closed for several hours.
Any witnesses or anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident or the vehicles prior to the incident, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
At quarter to eleven on Tuesday evening, the team were contacted by Cleveland Police regarding a man who had sustained a leg injury whilst walking in woodland just south of the A174 near Skinningrove.
An ambulance was sent and the team were requested to extract him from the woodland.
Two double-crewed Team Land Rovers were sent to the scene, and in addition, a number of other Team members made their way to a nearby rendezvous point in their own vehicles.
The casualty was attended to by the ambulance crew and once they were satisfied with his condition, he was lifted onto one of the team's rescue stretchers and carried approximately 100-metres to the ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Road policing officers have been out in our area as part of their ongoing drink and drug drive awareness campaign.
On Tuesday morning, roads policing officers were at the Trunk Road in Redcar where they carried out 50 breath tests on passing motorists.
Police say they were pleased to find that all 50 tests came back negative.
The national campaign is running until this coming Sunday, the 28th August.