Driver hurt in blowout

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A DRIVER was injured after a car’s tyre exploded.

The silver Renault Megane was travelling southbound on the A19 when it suffered a blowout, veered off the carriageway and collided with a lamppost.

Police, ambulances and firefighters were called to the scene at 10.30am on Sunday and the two passengers inside the car both had to cut out by the firemen.

The driver was treated for several fractures.