Police appeal after boy, 15, hit by car in South Shields

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POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a South Shields road accident which left a teenager in hospital with leg injuries.

It happened at 8.20am on Thursday, November 20, but police have only just released details.

The boy was struck by a car as he crossed Stanhope Road, near its junction with West Park Road.

He was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital and was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The boy is still in hospital receiving treatment for non-life-threatening leg injuries.

Anyone witnesses to the accident are asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191.