Driver cut free after collision

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A DRIVER had to be pulled out of a car after a two-car collision.

Emergency services were called to the junction between Lister Street and Osborne Road, in Hartlepool, at around 1.30pm yesterday.

A Hartlepool man who was driving one of the cars involved, a red Renault Laguna, was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, where he was treated for minor injuries.

A 39-year old woman who was driving the other car involved, a blue Ford Fiesta, wasn’t injured. The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene, but the man was treated before they arrived.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police, said: “We were called to a collision and the injured party was taken to hospital for treatment.”

A crew from Stranton Fire Station, in Hartlepool, also attended the scene.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “We received calls of a road traffic accident on the junction between Lister Street and Osborne Road, in Hartlepool at 1.33pm on Sunday.

Three appliances attended the scene and one person had to be extricated from the vehicle.

“They were then taken to hospital.”

Meanwhile, a woman suffered minor injuries after been hit by a taxi.

The 23-year old woman from Hartlepool, was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees after the incident in Arncliffe Gardens at around 10.40pm on Saturday.

The driver of the taxi alerted police of the incident immediately.