Driver taken to hospital after crashing into lamppost

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A DRIVER has been taken to hospital after losing control of his car.

The man was driving along the A690 towards East Rainton when he crashed into a lamppost at around 5.20pm today.

He had been coming off the East Rainton turn-off when he lost control.

Firefighters from Rainton Bridge station helped him out of the car and he was seen by paramedics on the scene.

Police were also in attendance.

Firefighters closed the road while they made the car safe.

An officer said the driver was “lucky” to not have been hurt more seriously.