Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car


A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on the Coast Road.

The fatal collision happened at 11.40pm on Friday, March 28, eastbound on the A1058 Coast Road in Wallsend at the slip road for Battle Hill.

A 60-year-old man was struck by a car on the road and died.

The road was closed for a short time.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the collision and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision and is helping police with their enquiries.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1401 280314.