POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a car crash which left a woman in her eighties needing hospital treatment.

The incident happened at 5.15pm on Friday, April 26 on Good Street near the junction with New Front Street, in Tanfield lea, near Stanley in County Durham.

An Audi was driving north-west along Good Street and approaching the junction when the van, travelling in the opposite direction from Tantobie, crossed the carriageway and crashed into the front offside of the car.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

The driver of the Audi, a 52-year-old woman from Burnopfield, suffered a whiplash injury and was treated at the University Hospital North Durham.

Her mother, aged 8,5 who was the front seat passenger suffered a fractured rib cage and was also treated at the hospital before being allowed back to her home in Stanley over the weekend.

The driver of the van, a 31-year-old man from No Place, near Stanley, was uninjured.

He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and after being interviewed was released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone who saw the collision who has not already spoken to police is asked to ring Durham Constabulary’s non-emergency number, 101.