SIX people including a two-year-old child were taken to hospital last night after a two-vehicle collision.

It happened in Middlesbrough at about 9.30pm, at the junction between Ormesby Road and Sandringham Road.

It involved a red Renault Clio and a black Volkswagen T-cross.

Firefighters had to cut six casualties out of the vehicles.

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A 26-year-old man, the driver of the Clio, and a 52-year-old woman, the driver of the T-Cross, were taken to James Cook University Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

The Northern Echo:

Three passengers from the T-cross, two men aged 60 and 74 and a 71-year-old woman, were also taken to hospital with various injuries.

A two-year-old boy, who had also been in the vehicle, was checked over and released from hospital.

The road was closed for some time last night while emergency services were on the scene. 

Three fire crews from Coulby Newham and Middlesrough attended the incident. 

Firefighters extricated people from the cars before handing them over to the ambulance service. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist with the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage are asked to contact Sergeant Scott Pearson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 175571.

Footage can also be uploaded to the digital policing website by following this link:

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