Man hit by car

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A MAN escaped serious injury this morning after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.

The 18-year-old town man was hit by a Vauxhall Zafira car, being driven by a 20-year-old woman, in Murray Street, at 8.50am.

Ambulance paramedics and police were called to the incident and officers say he was “walking wounded” and suffered minor injuries only.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “The incident happened in Murray Street when a man was in collision with a Vauxhall Zafira car.

“He suffered minor injuries only.”