Man, 87, dies after suffering 'medical episode' and crashing into tree on Marton Road

A elderly man has died and his female passenger is being treated in hospital after he suffered a "medical episode" and crashed into a tree.

Shortly after 1pm on Tuesday, June 18, police were called to a one-vehicle-crash on Marton Road, in Middlesbrough. Police say the white KIA was reversing out of the driveway when the driver suffered a medical episode at the wheel and collided with a tree.

Sadly, despite efforts by paramedics, the 87-year-old man died at the scene. An 81-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to James Cook University Hospital and is currently in a serious but stable condition.

Teesside Live previously reported Marton Road was closed in both directions with heavy traffic due to the crash between B1380 Ladgate Lane (Marton Crossroads) and Regent Road. Pictures taken on Tuesday afternoon show police collision investigation teams are at the scene and the road blocked off by cones.

Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are also encouraging anyone who lives in the area or was driving there at the time the collision occurred and has dash cam or CCTV footage of the collision to get in touch.

PC Martin Tranmer, from Cleveland Police ’s specialist operations unit, said: “Our investigation is in the early stages, and we are establishing the circumstances that led to the collision.

“To assist with our investigation and as part of our enquiries I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the collision take place and for those who have dash cam or CCTV footage to please get in touch.” Information can be provided by calling Cleveland Police on 101 or by visiting the website.

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