Accident investigation continues into Hartlepool smash which put two children in hospital

The scene of the accident on Belle Vue Way. Picture by Frank Reid.
The scene of the accident on Belle Vue Way. Picture by Frank Reid.

A probe is continuing into a smash which left two youngsters with serious injuries.

The 10-year-old boy and five-year-old girl were left with serious injuries after the crash on the A689 Belle Vue Way, Hartlepool, on Wednesday.

The children were in a black Fiat Punto when it flipped over at around 2.30pm on the northbound carriageway near to Extreme Fitness.

The girl was left with serious head injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where she was described as 'critical but stable' condition.

The boy, who suffered a head injury and internal injuries, has been described as being in a 'stable' condition in the same hospital.

The 29-year-old woman driver of the vehicle, who is from the Hartlepool area, suffered soft tissue damage and a head injury and was not kept in hospital in the aftermath of the smash.

The road was closed for around four hours in the aftermath of the collision.

Today, police said there was no update available about the condition of the children and said the investigation is ongoing.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked Pc William Parker from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 227060.