Audi smash causes delays on A19

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DELAYS were caused on the A19 as rush hour approached after a car smashed into a lamppost.

The 59-year-old man driving the black Audi appears to have escaped uninjured in the collision, which happened close to Easington Services on the southbound carriageway at around 3pm today.

Firefighters and a doctor called to the scene helped him get out of his car safely, but he was able to walk away from the badly-damaged vehicle without a spinal board or having to be cut free.

However, he was taken to hospital for a check up.

One lane of the road was closed while the scene was cleared.