Tractor and car collide

FIRE crews were called to a collision between a tractor and a car on a country road.

Three appliances from Stranton Fire Station in Hartlepool were called to Coal Lane, the road between Elwick Village and Trimdon, where the vehicles had collided.

A station spokesman said: “The car was damaged all down the passenger side and a woman in the passenger side couldn’t get out so we popped the door open to get her out.”

Police also attended the incident, which took place on the road west of the A19, around 3pm on Tuesday and the fire crews were in attendance for 15 minutes.