A WOMAN on a disability scooter was hit by a car in South Shields today.
The accident happened on a crossing at Laygate, near Laygate Community School, at about 2.20pm.
The woman is thought to have suffered a bruised hip and went to South Tyneside District Hospital for a check-up.
The road was closed for a short time as police carried out investigations.
The driver of the car was spoken to but no further action was taken.