A pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Darlington just after lunchtime on Wednesday (June 22).

Emergency services were called to Cleveland Avenue after reports of a car colliding with a pedestrian at around 12.55pm. 

After attending the scene, the North East Ambulance Service called colleagues from Durham Police for a partial closure to ensure other vehicles and pedestrians were safe, before reopening part of the road. 

Read more: LIVE: Car hits pedestrian on Cleveland Avenue in Darlington - updates 

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "At 12.53pm today, police were alerted by the ambulance service to a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Cleveland Avenue, in Darlington."

In the aftermath of the collision, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has confirmed that one person was taken to hospital. 

The condition of the pedestrian isn't known at this stage.

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 12:49pm to a road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrian on Cleveland Avenue, Darlington.

"We dispatched a double crewed ambulance, specialist paramedic, rapid response paramedic and a clinical team leader, and one patient has been taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital."

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