Police appeal after pensioner injured in Hartlepool crash

The scene of the rta on Saturday at the junction of Brenda Road and Belle Vue Way.
The scene of the rta on Saturday at the junction of Brenda Road and Belle Vue Way.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was injured in a road smash.

A 67-year-old rider of a mobility scooter was today described as being in a stable condition after his vehicle was smashed to pieces in a collision with a black Honda Civic in Hartlepool.

The collision happened at around midday on Belle Vue Way near to Brenda Road on Saturday.

The Hartlepool pensioner was taken to James Cook University Hospital with a broken pelvis, multiple fractures to his arms and legs and bruising.

The 30-year-old driver of the Civic, also from the Hartlepool area, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug about the specified limit.

He remains on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone with information regarding it is asked to contact PC Martin Tranmer from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 183229.