Pensioner suffers serious injuries after he is knocked over by a car

The accident took place near Boldon Colliery's Asda store.
The accident took place near Boldon Colliery's Asda store.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 73-year-old man was seriously injured in a collision with a car.

The accident happened in North Road, near Asda supermarket, in Boldon Colliery, on at 12.45pm on Tuesday.

The man, a pedestrian, was knocked over by a BMW.

He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 457 150817.