A MAN has died days after being hit by a car near a Sunderland pub.

Craig Whitfield from Sunderland, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries following the collision last Saturday, which happened on Hylton Road, near Oddies pub, at about 9.45pm.

The 57-year-old has now died in hospital. 

Sergeant Lee Butler, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This was a very serious incident which has resulted in the tragic death of a man.

“We have specialist family liaison officers supporting Craig’s family at this very difficult time, and they have asked that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with their loss

“We would like to thank the members of the public who have already came forward to help with this investigation, and we would urge any other witnesses who have yet to contact police to come forward."

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage that can assist with the investigation, is asked to call officers on 101 quoting log 1141 02/11/19