Wearside woman dies after being hit by car

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AN elderly woman who was hit by a car has died.

Margaret Cowen, of Westfield Grove, was involved in the incident on a pelican crossing in Stockton Road, near Park Lane Bus Station, at about 6.50pm on Thursday, June 9.

The 88-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment to head and leg injuries, and released three weeks later.

On July 19, however, paramedics were called to her home where she was pronounced dead.

Police today revealed that results of a post-mortem examination showed Ms Cowen may have died from injuries sustained during the collision.

Officers are keen for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Call Sunderland Motor Patrols on 03456 043 043, extension 66747.