A PEDESTRIAN was taken to hospital in a critical condition after she was hit by a delivery truck.

The 60-year-old woman was seriously injured after the collision at 12.45pm today in Northumberland Square, North Shields and was rushed to hospital.

She remains in a critical condition.

An investigation is ongoing and police are keen for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who has dashcam footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 466 13/05/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.