Woman arrested after man is seriously hurt by car

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A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car.

The 35-year-old pedestrian was stuck by a silver Renault Scenic at the top of Ropery Lane, in Chester-le-Street, at about 7.35am yesterday.

He is believed to have suffered serious head injuries and is being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of dangerous driving.