Two-vehicle crash

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with suspected neck and back injuries after a two-car crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision in Melrose Avenue, Billingham, at around 12.30pm on Saturday.

Firefighters had to carefully remove a woman in her 30s from a Citroen AX which had been in collision with a Ford Sierra Cosworth.

She was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Tees for attention.

She had been travelling in the car with her father who was not hurt.

The driver of the Cosworth and his girlfriend also escaped uninjured.

Davey Veitch, watch manager at Stockton Fire Station, said: “The operation was very well carried out by all services involved.”

The incident lasted about 45 minutes.