Young girl in ‘critical’ condition and boy ‘stable’ after car flips over in Hartlepool

The scene of the crash yesterday.

The scene of the crash yesterday.

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Two children are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A689.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a black Fiat Punto flipped over at around 2.30pm on the northbound carriageway of the A689 Belle Vue Way, Hartlepool, directly opposite Extreme Fitness.

A girl aged five who was travelling in the vehicle suffered serious head injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital where she is described as being in a ‘critical but stable’ condition.

A boy aged ten who was also travelling in the vehicle, suffered a head injury and internal injuries. He is described as being in a ‘stable’ condition at James Cook University Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old woman from the Hartlepool area, suffered soft tissue damage and a head injury. She was not detained in hospital.

Any witnesses to the incident who have not yet already contacted police are asked to contact PC William Parker from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 227060.