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Witness appeal after collision in Bishop Auckland
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a road collision at the weekend which left a woman in hospital.
A 69-year-old woman was delivering newspapers from a white Vauxhall Astra van to houses in Walton Terrace, Bishop Auckland, when she was hit by a grey Fiat Punto.
She sustained serious leg injuries and is currently at The James Cook University Hospital where her condition is described as critical but stable.
The Punto then hit the back of the Astra van before overturning and the Astra van then collided with the rear of a parked Vauxhall Insignia.
The female driver of the Astra van was left with minor injuries and was discharged from hospital after treatment. There was no-one inside the Insignia at the time of the accident.
The 33-year-old driver of the Punto, who is from the Bishop Auckland area, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which occurred at about 7.10am on Sunday, August 25. Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham police’s road policing unit on 101.
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