A TEENAGER was hospitalised after he was hit by a car whilst crossing the road.

At about 6.45pm on Friday, November 12 police received a report of a collision involving a car and a male pedestrian on the B1285 in Hetton-le-Hole at the junction of Murton Lane.

It was reported that the 15-year-old victim was crossing the road when he was knocked over by a passing vehicle, travelling from the direction of Murton.

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The driver momentarily stopped at the scene but then drove off and headed west towards the Four Lane Ends area of Hetton.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his leg. An investigation is now ongoing into the incident.

PC Richard Elliott, of Northumbria Police, said: “This was a serious collision which resulted in a teenager being taken to hospital with injuries to his leg.

“We are now carrying out a range of enquiries to locate the driver, who had already left the scene when emergency services arrived. We would ask that individual to make themselves known to police as soon as possible.

“We believe that the vehicle involved may have been a white-coloured Renault, possibly a Clio, and the driver may have stopped on the road momentarily after the incident. It is suspected the vehicle will have been damaged as a consequence of the collision.

“If you were in the area at the time and may have seen what happened, or if you have any dashcam footage that may assist our investigation, please get in touch.”

Call Northumbria Police on 101 with information, quoting log NP-20211112-0912.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the force website or by calling 101.

Alternatively you can email 8440@northumbria.pnn.police.uk or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by ringing 0800-555111.


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