Minibus driver hurt on A698 in Hartlepool in cow crash
A driver was struck by a vehicle when he got out of his minibus after hitting a cow on a Teesside road.
The man was on the A698 Stockton Road, Hartlepool, when his Ford Minibus hit the animal which had wandered onto the road just after 01:00 GMT on Sunday.
The 42-year-old got out of his minibus to check on the cow, which died, and was hit by a Skoda Octavia taxi.
He suffered serious head, hand and leg injuries and is in a "comfortable" condition in hospital.
Cleveland Police said the 58-year-old taxi driver was not hurt. The force is appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.
A stretch of the A698 was closed for four hours, police said.