POLICE are searching for the driver of a car involved in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Darlington this evening.

A white Toyota Rav4 pulled out of a side street on West Auckland Road and went straight across the road into somebody's drive, pushing a car into the garage of the house.

The car also collided with a female pedestrian before leaving the scene.

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The female was taken by ambulance to Darlington Memorial Hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

There was substantial structural damage caused to the garage and the house and there were fears that the gas main had been damaged, although this appears not to be the case.

Police closed the road while the incident, which happened at just before 9.50pm, is investigated.

Any witnesses to the collision, or has any information on the driver of the car involved, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.