Police issue update after collision on South Shields road left pensioner with head injuries

A pensioner remains in hospital after she was left with serious head injuries following a collision with a car on a busy South Shields road.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:01 am

Today, Monday, October 19, the force has issued an update, revealing the pedestrian involved in the crash, a woman aged in her 80s, remains in hospital as she is treated for head injuries, which have been classed as serious.

Crash investigators closed off the route for two hours in the wake of the collision, which happened between the junction of Geoffrey Street and the roundabout with Whiteleas Way, as initial investigations were carried out.

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Northumbria Police closed off Galsworthy Road following the collision. Photo by Sean Martin.

They have now appealed for help from anyone who saw what happened as inquiries continue.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 3.35pm on Friday we received a report that a car had been in collision with a pedestrian on Galsworthy Road, South Shields.

“Emergency services attended and the female pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Investigations are ongoing into the collision between a car and a woman aged in her 80s. Photo by Sean Martin.

“Inquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

NEAS sent a paramedic ambulance and a Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene and took the woman to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for further treatment.

Northumbria Police has asked any witnesses to get in touch via the Tell Us Something page of its website or by calling 101 quoting log 632 161020.

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