A teenage girl became trapped under the wheel of a bus in Hartlepool.
Emergency services raced to the scene just after 4.30pm
Members of the public frantically attempted to free the girl from under the bus and supported her until emergency services arrived.
Emergency Services raced to the scene after the girl was hit by the bus and became trapped.
The girls leg became trapped under the wheel of a bus and was in a great deal of pain, she now believed to be in a stable condition.
The incident happened on Catcate Road nearby to Rossmere Primary School. the girl was in serious condition but now a family member has told Police Hour the situation is not as serious as they first believed.
Telling Police Hour she is in a good way, well as best having just been hit but a bus and getting trapped underneath it, she is in a lot of pain but she isn’t life threatening.
An Air Ambulance, fire crews, police and paramedics scrambled to the scene, which is now closed while collision investigators carry out a full investigation.
An eyewitness who does not wish to be named has told Police Hour that as she was walking past a girl was hit by a bus and that she ended up underneath the bus. She wishes that the girl has a speedy recovery. But it looks serious.
Cleveland Police have confirmed they have closed the road to traffic “Police are attending a serious road traffic collision in Catcote Road, Hartlepool. Please be advised the road will be closed for some time and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.”
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service has told Police Hour that they had dispatched one paramedic and a double-crewed ambulance to the scene, They requested the support of the Air Ambulance and had transported one patient to James Cook University Hospital.
Cleveland Police have now released a statement saying “Just after 4.30pm a collision involving a bus and a 17 year old female pedestrian took place on Catcote Road, Hartlepool close to Rossmere School.
“The bus had been travelling south along Catcote Road and had just passed the junction with Wynyard Road
“The road was closed until just before 7pm, with diversions put in place, to allow emergency services to deal with the situation. We would like to thank the public for their co-operation and understanding during this time.
“We would also like to thank those members of the public who assisted at the scene while emergency services were en route
“The 17 year old was taken to James Cook University Hospital where she has been kept in for treatment; the extent of her leg injuries has not yet been confirmed.
“We are appealing to any witnesses to the collision, including anyone with private CCTV or dash cam footage which may have captured the incident on film, to contact police.“
Please contact PC Dawn Close of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit via the 101 number, quoting Event 182381.