EMERGENCY services were called after a collision between a bus and a car on a main route into Hartlepool.
Police closed the road and requested help from the fire service after a collision between a dark- coloured Ford Ka and a Stagecoach bus near the traffic lights on Hart Lane, close to the junction with Dunston Road.
There were no passengers on the bus and thankfully there were no injuries to either of the male drivers of the bus or car, say fire chiefs.
Two crews from Stranton were sent to clean up a spillage of coolant at the scene and they left after 20 minutes.
An ambulance was sent to the scene but was not needed.
The road was closed for a short time.
The incident happened around 6.30pm on Saturday.