Police appeal after Wallsend hit and run left man in hospital with serious injuries

Wallsend's Churchill Street and the slip road to the Coast Road
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Police have issued an appeal after a man suffered serious injuries in a hit and run in North Tyneside.

Shortly after 6pm on Thursday, June 13, it was reported that a white Dacia Duster was travelling eastbound onto the Coast Road from Churchill Street in Wallsend when, for reasons yet to be established, it struck a pedestrian. Emergency services attended the scene and a man in his 30s was taken to hospital after he was found to have suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. The driver of the Dacia initially failed to stop at the scene, and it was found abandoned a short while after on the A19.

Officers from Northumbria Police's Roads Policing Unit have launched a full investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly keen to understand the moments leading up to the collision and would like to hear from motorists who were driving in the area at the time, and any witnesses who may have dashcam footage or CCTV.

Northumbria Police asked anyone who may have information about the incident to get in touch by sending a private message on social media, visiting the live chat on their website, or by completing a crime update form. Witnesses can also call 101 and quote the crime reference NP-20240613-0903.