Man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after collision between two vehicles on Park Road in Hartlepool

The incident, involving a Ford Kuga and a Citroen C4, happened shortly after 3pm on Monday April 25 at the junction of Stockton Road and Park Road.

A road closure was in place from the Burn Valley roundabout until 5.18pm.

Cleveland police say the driver of the Citroen was arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving, driving under the influence of drugs and lack of insurance, and currently remains in police custody.

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Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Hartlepool on Monday afternoon.

A Force spokesperson said: “An investigation is ongoing.

“A 37-year-old man, driver of the Citroën, was arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving, driving with drugs and lack of insurance. He remains in police custody for the moment.

“All witnesses are asked to contact Cleveland Police at 101, quoting incident number 68801.”

Two fire engines, police and the ambulance service attended the collision on Monday afternoon and two people were treated at the scene.

Cleveland Fire Department advised people to avoid the area at this time.

A fire department spokesman said on Monday afternoon: ‘We were called to a 2-vehicle RTC on 25.04.22 at 3.11pm at the junction of Stockton Road and Park Road in Hartlepool.

“Two fire engines are present from Hartlepool station. We advise everyone to avoid the area if possible. The incident is still ongoing.”

Cleveland Police said: ‘There was a collision which was reported at 3.10pm on Park Road involving a Ford Kuga and a Citroen C4. Colleagues from the ambulance service are on site alongside the police. There is a road closure from the Burn Valley roundabout. Rescuers remain on site. »

The North Eastern Ambulance Service (NEAS) said two people were treated at the scene.

A NEAS spokesperson said: “We received a call at 3:09 p.m. for a traffic accident between two cars. We dispatched a paramedic team who treated two patients before offloading them to the scene.”

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