Man suffers head injury after being hit by car in South Shields

A man was taken to hospital after being by a car on a busy South Shields road last night.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 9:19 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 9:26 am
John Reid Road in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.

Northumbria Police were told just after 10.15pm yesterday that a man, aged 27, had been knocked down on John Reid Road in the town.

He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle with head injuries.

However, his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

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The driver of the car was not injured and officers spoke to him at the scene.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

A force spokesman said: “At around 10.17pm last night police received a report of a vehicle that had been in collision with a pedestrian on John Reid Road, South Shields.

“Emergency services attended and the male pedestrian, 27, was taken to the RVI with a head injury.

"It is not thought to be life-threatening.

"The male driver of the vehicle was not injured in the incident and was spoken to by officers at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1254 030518.”