Appeal after pedestrian hit by car after Sunderland vs Peterborough

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A PEDESTRIAN was hit by a car in a matchday accident.

The collision happened in Wessington Way, Sunderland, as fans were making their way to the Capital One Cup tie at the Stadium of Light.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 7pm on Tuesday, shortly before the start of the Black Cats third-round clash with Peterborough.

The 36-year-old man was rushed to hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Heavy tailbacks were reported in the area.