A688, Bishop Auckland: Man pronounced dead at scene

The young man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the A688 this morning. Another man was taken to hospital after the collision.

The crash between the Park Head roundabout and Bracks Farm left the A688 closed for hours and police are now appealing for any eyewitnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has confirmed that a person was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after receiving a report of an accident on the A688 in Bishop Auckland just before 8am today (September 5).

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A spokesman for Durham Police said: “Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Bishop Auckland this morning.

“The incident occurred just before 8am on the A688 between the Park Head and Bracks Farm roundabouts.

“It involved a Nissan Juke and a Saab, which were traveling in opposite directions when they collided.

“Unfortunately the driver of the Nissan – a man in his 30s – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed and is receiving support from specialist officers.

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“The driver of the Saab – a man in his 20s – was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The road was closed for several hours as officers began their investigation.

“It has now reopened but officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, particularly those who may have dashcam footage.”

This morning a North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to a road traffic collision on the A688 in Bishop Auckland just before 8am this morning (September 5).”

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“We deployed two ambulance crews and a clinical team leader and were supported by our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

“We took a patient by road to Darlington Memorial Hospital.”

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