Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car today (Monday).

The pedestrian was hit by a car at around 11.10am on Great Lime Road in Benton.

She was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but has since died.

The driver, an elderly man, was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The road was closed with the junction at Benton Lane to allow emergency services to deal with collision.

Enquiries are being carried out to establish what happened.

Any witnesses to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 422 230614.