THREE people were hurt when a car and a bus collided head-on this morning.

The incident took place on Low Farm Drive in Redcar at about 10am.

Four fire crews, police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the scene.

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Crew manager Paul Lowe, from Redcar Fire Station, said there were two casualties in the car, and one on the bus, but all three were able to extricate themselves from the vehicles.

Two people were taken to hospital by road ambulance.

Cleveland Police described the crash as being a "minor road traffic collision between a bus and a car."