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Police appeal for witnesses after crash left pensioner trapped in car
5:16pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
POLICE are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a crash which left a pensioner trapped in her car after it had rolled over several times.
The 73-year-old woman, from Newton Aycliffe, was involved in the crash on Middridge Lane, Middridge, Newton Aycliffe, on Friday (September 20).
Her Ford Focus was in a collision with a Citroen DS3 around 3.20pm.
Inspector Malcolm Smart, of Durham Police, said: "Both vehicles have been travelling east on the road, when the Citroen DS3 has made an attempt to overtake the Ford Focus.
"Whilst attempting the manoeuvre, the Citroen has collided with the rear of the Ford resulting in both vehicles losing control and subsequently overturning."
Police, fire and rescue teams and medics from Newton Aycliffe and Darlington were called.
The 73-year-old driver was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital suffering from a suspected fractured sternum.
A passing motorist crawled into the pensioner’s car and helped support her until the emergency services arrived.
The 43-year-old male Citroen driver was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with head injuries and a suspected broken pelvis.
The road was closed for three hours while police investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 0191-375-2159.
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