UPDATE: Pensioner knocked down on Sunderland road suffers suspected broken leg

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AN elderly woman has been rushed to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car on a busy Sunderland road.

Police and paramedics were called to Chester Road, near Sunderland University’s Murray Library, at 4.45pm today after reports of a collision between a car and an elderly woman.

Paramedics attended the scene and the woman was rushed to Sunderland Royal Hospital, with a suspected broken leg.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “The police and ambulance service received reports of a collision between a car and an elderly woman on Chester Road in Sunderland.

“It happened this afternoon around 4.45pm.

“The woman has been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.”