Police officers hit by drunk driver in Hartlepool
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!”