A man has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a car crashed and overturned on a North East residential road.

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have confirmed a man, 80, was taken to University Hospital of North Tees after the car ended up on its roof on Fordyce Road, Hartlepool on Wednesday (May 24).

They said they received a report of the crash at 2,23pm and deployed one ambulance crew and a clinical team leader to the scene.

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Cleveland Police confirmed the man suffered a slight injury to his head.

A NEAS spokesperson said: "We received a call at 2.23pm this afternoon (Wednesday 24 May) to reports of a road traffic incident on Fordyce Road in Hartlepool.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew and a clinical team leader.

"One patient was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees for further treatment."

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Cleveland Police said a Renault Clio collided with a parked Vauxhall Astra.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "At around 2.25pm, a blue Renault Clio collided with a parked silver Vauxhall Astra on Fordyce Road in Hartlepool and overturned.

"The 80-year-old man was treated by ambulance staff for a slight injury to his head."