Police officers hit by drunk driver in Hartlepool

The scene of the crash on Thursday night. Picture supplied by Cleveland Police
The scene of the crash on Thursday night. Picture supplied by Cleveland Police

Two police officers are recovering after being hit by a drunk driver.

The officers were responding to an emergency call from the public when a drunk driver pulled out of a junction in front of them on York Road, Hartlepool, causing a collision.

Because of the crash, the officers were rushed to A&E and never made it to the emergency call.

Cleveland Police have issued a warning about the dangers of drink driving after the incident on Thursday evening.

A spokesman said: “Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for both officers. Even one drink may be one too many!”