UPDATE: Man dies after serious collision between car and pedestrian in South Shields as police appeal for witnesses

A 39-year-old man has sadly died after a serious collision in South Shields.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision in Anderson Street, South Shields.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision in Anderson Street, South Shields.

Police are appealing for further witnesses as they investigate the incident involving a car and a male pedestrian, which happened at 3am on Sunday, August 14, in Anderson Street in the town centre.

Officers say it was reported that a silver Hyundai i10 was travelling north along Anderson Street when, for reasons yet to be established, it collided with the pedestrian at the crossroad junction with Ocean Road.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that the 39-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and has sadly died in hospital.

Officers say his family are continuing to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

The force said the driver remained at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Sergeant Michael Parnaby, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is an absolutely tragic news and our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones as they try to process their grief.

“We are committed to getting answers for his family and finding out the full circumstances surrounding this collision, which has resulted in such a devastating outcome.

“Today I am again appealing for anybody who was travelling in that area on Sunday morning, who either saw the collision or thinks they have information that can assist, to come forward.

“We know this is a busy area with a number of people frequenting bars and clubs into the early hours. Your information – no matter how insignificant it may seem – could prove vital.

“Please check any CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage and let us know if you can support our investigation.

“We are continuing to carry out a range of enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision and would like to thank everyone for their support to date.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220814-0158.