Man bailed by police after car mounts kerb in Hartlepool injuring three children

Damage to a lamppost in Skelton Street, Hartlepool.
Damage to a lamppost in Skelton Street, Hartlepool.

A man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been bailed after a Hartlepool collision left three child pedestrians injured.

Cleveland Police confirmed the 46-year-old man arrested in connection with the serious collision on Skelton Street on Monday afternoon has been questioned and released from custody with no bail conditions.

An 11-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital with what police describe as ‘serious head injuries’ following the incident in which a Ford Focus mounted the kerb at about 3.45pm.

Another girl, aged 12, suffered a broken leg, while a third girl, also aged 12, sustained minor injuries.

Emergency services were called to the street after the three girls were struck while it is thought they were walking home from school.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries into the collision are on-going and the 11-year-old girl who sustained serious head injuries remains in James Cook University Hospital in a poorly condition."