Woman fights for life.
A woman is fighting for her life today after suffering severe head injuries in a horror road smash.
The 38-year-old victim sustained the injuries when a trailer broke loose from the car towing it and smashed into the path of her car.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash in Catcote Road, near the Summerhill Centre, Hartlepool, about 5.45pm yesterday.
Firefighters had to cut the trapped woman free and she was rushed to University Hospital of Hartlepool where she is detained in the intensive care unit in a "critical but stable" condition.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "A Vauxhall Astra driven by a 35-year-old man from Hartlepool had a trailer on the back and for some unknown reason the trailer became detached and ended up on the other side of the road in the path of a Fiat Brava driven by the 38-year-old woman."
Crews in two fire appliances, plus an emergency tender, from Hartlepool fire station dealt with the incident.