Pensioner taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Hebburn

Police have closed the road while an investigation is carried out into the collision
Police have closed the road while an investigation is carried out into the collision

A busy road in South Tyneside remains closed after a pensioner was left with serious injuries when he was hit by a car.

Police and paramedics were called to Victoria Road West at its junction at South Drive in Hebburn, at 2.20pm, today.

A man in his 80s had been hit by a Ford Fiesta.

He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary in what police describe as a "serious condition."

The driver was unjured but left shaken by the incident.

The road remains closed between South Drive and Burn Heads Road while a police investigation is carried out.

It is expected the road will remain closed until around 5.30pm and 6pm.