Woman hurt during crash in Hartlepool

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A woman was hurt when two cars crashed on a busy town road this evening.

Emergency services were called to Merlin Way in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool at around 5.45pm tonight following reports of a two car crash, involving a white BMW and a Mazda.

The road was closed for a short time while officers were dealing with the incident.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said there was one female casualty who was taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said the injuries were not thought to be serious.