Car overturns in collision on busy Hartlepool road

Two drivers have been taken to hospital after one of their cars was left on its roof in a collision on a Hartlepool road.

The incident happened on Catcote Road, near to the junction of Brierton Lane and close to the Farm Foods store, shortly before 2.20pm.

The incident happened on Catcote Road. Image copyright Google Maps.

The incident happened on Catcote Road. Image copyright Google Maps.

The collision involved a grey Vauxhall Corsa and a black VW Polo.

Both drivers were taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in a double-crewed ambulance sent by the North East Ambulance Service.

The road was closed off and a diversion put in place while the scene was cleared.

The black VW Polo involved in the crash.

The black VW Polo involved in the crash.

The grey Vauxhall Corsa was recovered from the site of the crash by a truck.

The grey Vauxhall Corsa was recovered from the site of the crash by a truck.