Teenager injured in Bishop Auckland car collision

A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a car in a County Durham town.

Durham Police said the teenager was trying to cross Cockton Hill Road, in Bishop Auckland, shortly after 22:00 GMT on Saturday.

She was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital with a "significant" head injury.

Police said the male car driver was not injured and was helping police with their investigation.

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