A MAN in his 90s who was struck by a car in Chester-le-Street on Tuesday morning is in a stable condition in hospital, police have confirmed.

The pedestrian was involved in a collision with a blue Ford Fiesta on Newcastle Road, which was closed for in both directions for about four hours.

Three members of staff from the nearby Co-op FuneralCare rushed to the aid of the man after the accident at 8.30am.

One of them helped the injured man gentleman, bandaging his head until the ambulance came, while the other directed the traffic and the third brought out a chair.

A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: “We were called to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a car on Newcastle Road, in Chester-le-Street, shortly after 8.30am this morning.”

“A man was been taken to the RVI, in Newcastle with multiple injuries.

"A man in his 90s remains in hospital in a stable condition."