Road reopens after young girl knocked down in Hartlepool

Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Catcote Road.
Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Catcote Road.

The road where a young girl was knocked down in Hartlepool last night has now reopened.

The incident happened in the Catcote Road area near Rossmere Primary School around 5pm.

The teenager was injured after her leg became trapped under a bus wheel.

The teenager was injured after her leg became trapped under a bus wheel.

The young girl was injured after her leg became trapped under a bus wheel.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the girl freed by firefighters, the paramedics gave treatment on the scene before the air ambulance few the girl to hospital.

Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Cleveland Police confirmed that Catcote Road has since been reopened and thanked drivers and the public for their co-operation during the incident.

Catcote Road was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident, but has since reopened.

Catcote Road was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident, but has since reopened.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "We would like to thank motorists and local people for their co-operation and understanding while emergency services dealt with a serious road traffic collision."