Police are appealing for witnesses after a 70-year-old woman was left with a fractured sternum following a serious collision.

Emergency services were called to the A689 eastbound adjacent to the entrance to North Close Farm (prior to Dalton Back Lane) in Hartlepool on Saturday (January 21) at around 5.35pm following reports of a serious collision.

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After arriving on the scene, police and ambulances tended to the occupants of a Landrover Defender and a Volkswagen Polo after a collision between the two.

The collision caused the Landrover to flip onto its side in a nearside verge.

A 70-year-old woman, who was a passenger travelling in the Polo, was taken to James Cook University Hospital with a fractured sternum.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting incident number 012608.