Two children, 7, injured in four car crash near Redcar

Cars on the A174
Image caption The A174 remained closed for a number of hours, police said

Two seven-year-old children have been airlifted to hospital after a crash that involved four cars, police have said.

It happened at about 10:15 GMT on the A174 near Yearby in Redcar.

The two children - a boy and a girl - were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police said a number of other casualties had also been taken to hospital and the A174 remained closed for a number of hours.

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said the boy had leg and head injuries.

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