Lorry driver cut free from overturned vehicle taken to hospital after A19 crash

A lorry driver has been freed from his cab by firefighters after a crash on a major Teesside route. The vehicle overturned just before 9am on Tuesday and police, ambulance and and fire crews attended the scene. It is not known how the lorry came to be on its side on the A19 southbound slip road from the A174 Parkway.

Emergency services shut the exit road and it is expected to remain closed for some time. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with. The driver of the lorry was freed from the vehicle by firefighters.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Fire Brigade said four crews attended the scene of the crash which involved one HGV.

“Firefighters extricated the driver from the vehicle before placing them in the care of the North East Ambulance Service,” the spokesperson said. “Crews also made area safe dealing with small fuel spillage before leaving the scene at 9.10am.”

The injured man was then taken to Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital. A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service added: “We got a call at 8.40am to reports of a lorry which had rolled over.

“The driver inside appeared to be trapped and could not get out.

“We dispatched one paramedic ambulance crew who treated the man for head arm and leg injuries before taking him to James Cook Hospital.”