Man cut free from car after late-night collision in Hartlepool

The incident happened just before midnight last night. Image by Google Maps.

The incident happened just before midnight last night. Image by Google Maps.

A man had to be cut out of a car by the emergency services after a collision in Hartlepool last night.

Two cars collided on York Road, at the junction with Victoria Road, just before midnight.

Two people were injured in the incident, with one taken to hospital with spinal injuries after being extricated from his vehicle.

Two appliances from Stranton Fire Station attended, while an ambulance was also at the scene.

Watch manager Gary Crawford, of Stranton Fire Station, said: "The incident involved two cars, and one male was trapped.

"We removed the roof of the car and took him out on a spinal board before passing him to paramedics.

"There was one other injury, and they were walking wounded.

"We were at the scene for about an hour."

A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: "Cleveland Fire Brigade was called at 11.51pm on Wednesday, February 15 to a road traffic collision on York Road, at the junction with Victoria Road, in Hartlepool.

"Two appliances from Stranton Fire Station attended.

"The incident was a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

"There were two casualties.

"The fire brigade removed the roof of a car and a casualty was extracted from the vehicle.

"An ambulance was in attendance."