Man fighting for life after hit and run in Sunderland

The incident happened on Hylton Road.
The incident happened on Hylton Road.

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being injured in a hit-and-run in Sunderland.

He was one of two people injured on Hylton Road, near Millfield Metro Station, last night.

The scene of the incident last night. Picture by Wendy Solomon.

The scene of the incident last night. Picture by Wendy Solomon.

Police are appealing for information to track the driver of the vehicle involved, which was described as a saloon car.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At just after 9.51pm on Monday, October 2, police were called to a hit-and-run on Hylton Road, Sunderland, and the road was closed in both directions at Millfield Metro Station.

“A man and woman were treated at the scene by paramedics and both taken to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.

“The man has life threatening injuries.

The man has life threatening injuries

Northumbria Police spokesman

“The car involved is described as a saloon.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anything and has not already been in touch with police is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1220 off 2/10/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Wendy Solomon, who lives in nearby Granville Street, told of her shock after last night’s incident.

She said: “I heard lots of screaming and shouting, and it was very scary, because the main road is just outside my house.

The scene of the incident last night. Picture by Wendy Solomon.

The scene of the incident last night. Picture by Wendy Solomon.

“At first, I thought it was a terror attack, and then the police cordened the area off.

“I was in total shock, because this sort of thing just doesn’t happen around here.

“It’s only the second accident I can remember in this area.”

Wendy added: “It was horrendous.

“When I saw the blue lights, I knew something was seriously wrong.

“It’s unbelievable to think this happened just outside my own door.”