Child cut free from car after A19 smash

A car roof had to be cut off by firefighters as they reached a child following a two-car collision.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:55 am
The A19 at Sheraton. Image copyright Google Maps.

The emergency services were called to the A19 northbound at Sheraton, close to the A179 turn off, after the crash.

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A crew of firefighters from Stranton Fire Station in Hartlepool and two appliances from Stockton were sent to the scene, at 7.40pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire brigade cut a roof off and one child was then taken to hospital by ambulance."

The incident was brought to a close by 8.20pm.