TWO people were trapped after an accident between a taxi and a car.

The accident happened on Hopetown Lane, Darlington, on Thursday morning.

An eyewitness said: "It happened at the junction where Widdowfield Street meets Hopetown Lane.

"I can see three car doors leant up against a lamppost, which I presume firefighters removed earlier."

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, but has now reopened.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 6.55am this morning to a two vehicle collision on Widdowfield Street, at the junction with Hopetown Lane in Darlington.

"It involved a black Toyota Avensis and a silver Skoda Octavia taxi.

"Paramedics and the fire service also attended the scene as two people were trapped in the vehicles."