Man charged after crash leaves woman trapped.
A MAN has been charged with drinkdriving following a crash on the A66 which left a woman needing to be cut out of a car.
The 51-year-old man was arrested after the Toyota Corolla he was driving went into the back of an Iveco van on the A66 southbound close to the junction of Normanby Road at about 7am yesterday.
Two fire crews from Grangetown Fire Station were sent to the scene and found a woman trapped inside the Toyota Corolla and two casualties in the Iveco van.
Firefighters released the woman from the Toyota using cutting equipment.
The woman and the two men who were travelling in the Iveco van were taken to James Cook University Hospital.
Their injuries are not thought to be serious.
As a result of the accident, the A66 eastbound was closed causing queueing traffic.
Cleveland Police say the man has also been charged with driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without due care and attention and is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court later this month.