Man taken to hospital after being hit by car in South Shields

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POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a man was hit by a car on a busy South Tyneside road.

The 39-year-old was struck by a black Skoda Fabia at 9.26am on Monday.

The accident happened on the A194 Western Approach in South Shields, near the Port of Tyne roundabout.

The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he is in a stable condition.

Anyone with information to the collision is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191.