A DRIVER injured in a road traffic accident has died.
The incident happened when the car – a Peugeot 206 – hit a lamppost on the A19 near Easington services at about 12.30am on Friday March 7.
The driver was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where he unfortunately died this morning.
Pc Mike Fisher has been dealing with the incident and is asking for any witnesses to come forward.
His officer number is 1572. Anyone with information can call 101 and ask for Durham Constabulary, quoting reference DHM-07032014-0007.