Driver hurt in crash

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A DRIVER was airlifted to hospital after his car rolled down an embankment off the A19.

The accident happened near Peterlee at about 3.15pm yesterday, after the car left the road and rolled several times.

The driver, a man from Blackhall Rocks, was taken by the Great North Air Ambulance to hospital after he was freed from the vehicle by firefighters.

He was treated for head, leg and back injuries at the James Cook University Hospital and last night was said to be in a stable condition.