Funeral plans announced for teenager killed in Sunderland road accident

Police officers on Ormonde Street, Sunderland, after the accident.
Police officers on Ormonde Street, Sunderland, after the accident.
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THE funeral of a teenager who died days after she was knocked down will be held next week.

Sarah Jane Burke, 17, of Cleveland Road, Sunderland, was struck by a car in Ormonde Street, Sunderland, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 17.

She was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance from Barnes Park to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary and died on Sunday, September 22. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 2.30pm at Sunderland Crematorium.

Donations in lieu of flowers are to go to the air ambulance and the RVI’s ward 10.

David Mark Baillie, 39, of Magdalene Place, Sunderland, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and is due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court today.