Police hunt driver after woman injured in South Shields hit and run

The incident happened shortly before 12pm.
The incident happened shortly before 12pm.

Police are continuing to look for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run in South Shields.

A 64-year-old was hit by a car in Boldon Lane shortly before 12pm today and police say the car involved, believed to be a small silver Citroen, did not stop at the scene.

The incident happened shortly before 12pm.

The incident happened shortly before 12pm.

Officers are appealing for help to trace the driver and are urging people to come forward with any information.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At about 11.58am, police received a report that a car had been in a collision with a pedestrian on Boldon Lane, South Shields.

“Emergency services attended the scene.

"A 64-year-old woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The vehicle, believed to be a small silver Citroen, did not stop at the scene.

“Inquiries to locate the driver of the vehicle are ongoing and police would encourage anyone with any information to call 101 quoting log 456 090718.”

It is understood the woman suffered an injury to her left hip and cuts to her hands.

Witness Gemma Scott, 35, who works at a florist at Florabunder, on Boldon Lane, said: "I was in the shop when I heard a scream outside.

"It sounded like a dog whelping.

"I rushed outside and saw a woman partly lying in the road with her leg on the pavement.

"She was conscious and told me that a car had hit her, and she had fallen over the bonnet.

"The police and ambulance were there very quickly and cordoned the road off."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Boldon Lane, South Shields, at 11.52am today.

"Two crews, as well as our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and trauma team, attended the scene.

"One patient was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital."