Pedestrian dies in serious A19 accident involving lorry that closed road in both directions – Gazette Live
A man has died following a serious accident on the A19 involving a pedestrian and a lorry.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours as emergency services attended the scene , with huge tailbacks forming.
No details about the man’s age or identity are known at this time.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A19 southbound between the A689 and Billingham Bottoms (A1027) this morning at 10.50am.
“As a result of the collision, the male pedestrian sadly died.
“Officers are working to identify the man and no further information can be provided at this time.”
A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We got a call at 10.53am to an incident involving a number of vehicles on the A19 close to the junction with the A689.”
He added that the accident involved a pedestrian and a number of vehicles, a clinical care manager and a double crewed ambulance were sent to the scene.
Backed up traffic was grid locked for miles long after the road was fully reopened at around 3.30pm.
Anyone who has dashcam footage or any motorists who saw the pedestrian prior to the collision is asked to contact PC Andy Lawson from Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit via 101 quoting quote event 120452.