Two people have been taken to hospital following a crash outside a Tesco yesterday.

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have confirmed they received a report of a two-car collision close to Tesco near Thorston Grange Lane in Hartlepool shortly before 7pm on Sunday (February 18).

They confirmed they deployed two paramedic crews to the scene.

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They also confirmed two patients were taken to hospital, with one suffering a head injury.

A spokesman for North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 18.51h yesterday (18 FEB) to reports of a collision between two cars close to Tesco's near Throston Grange Lane in Hartlepool.

“We dispatched two paramedic crews and took two patients to hospital - one with a head injury."