Lorry driver taken to hospital after collison on A1 in Durham.

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A lorry driver was taken to hospital after colliding with a barrier on the A1.

Firefighters from High Handenhold were called to junction 61 of the A1 at Bowburn, near Durham, today, after reports of a collision.

When they arrived they found a small lorry had collided with a barrier put in place during roadworks.

The collision happened at 7.10pm on the northbound carriageway.

The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution with injuries not believed to be serious.

Firefighters were on hand to ensure the vehicle was safe.