Appeal Following Fatal Collision on North Lane in Elwick, Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a silver Honda Accord which collided with a fence after leaving the road on North Lane, approximately 250m east of Elwick Village in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred on Saturday 24th February at 12:20am.

Sadly the 34-year-old driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this tragic time.

The 23-year-old female passenger of the vehicle was taken to James Cook University Hospital where she was treated for a fractured collarbone and other minor injuries.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses regarding the collision to contact PC Lee Benson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 032959.