Woman, 70, dies after being hit by car

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AN ELDERLY woman was killed after being hit by a car near West Moor.

The accident happened on the A189 northbound road, near the Findus Factory, at around 3.20pm on Thursday, May 19.

A 70-year-old woman was struck and knocked down by a red Audi TT.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries and shock.

The A189 northbound was closed between Sandy Lane and Findus factory for a couple of hours to allow for recovery of the vehicles and an investigation to take place.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the accident.

Anyone with any information should contact North Tyneside Motor Patrols on 03456 043043.