Two pedestrians injured in collision

19 Jan 2016 15:31 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two pedestrians were injured in a collision  in Gateshead.

It happened on Old Durham Road on Friday, January 15, at approximately 7.40am. 

A 14-year-old boy and a 67-year-old woman were crossing Old Durham Road by the junction with Carr Hill Road when they collided with a vehicle turning right from Carr Hill Road into Old Durham Road. 

The driver stopped and asked if they were alright, the driver gave them a mobile number before driving away. The mobile number has been found not to work.

The teenager suffered facial injuries in the collision and the woman has a fractured shoulder and other injuries, they both received treatment at hospital and were later released.

The vehicle is described as white and the man is described as being white, in his late 30s to early 40s with short wavy hair, spectacles and a Merseyside accent.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and may have seen or heard anything.  They also want to trace the driver and are appealing for him to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 524 of 15/01/16.

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