Woman hit by car in Sunderland city centre

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A WOMAN is in hospital after being hit by a car in Sunderland city centre.

Police were called at 8.42am on Friday July 5 after police received a report that a car had collided with a pedestrian in the road at St Thomas Street in Sunderland city centre.

Officers and an ambulance crewattended and a 25-year-old woman was found to be suffering from a head injury.

She was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment, her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The vehicle involved, a white Volkswagen Golf, initially stopped, but then left the scene and enquiries are being carried out to trace it and the occupants.

Police are speaking with a number of witnesses and would urge anyone with information to contact them as soon as possible on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.