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Man arrested after 66-year-old pedestrian sustained 'serious' injuries following alleged hit-and-run incident in Douro Terrace, Sunderland

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man after a 66-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and sustained serious injuries before the driver allegedly left the scene.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 12:33 pm

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Emergency services were called to a report of a collision on Douro Terrace, Sunderland shortly before 11.15pm on Friday, May 6.

It was reported that a 66-year-old male pedestrian had been struck by a car and had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) also attended the scene before paramedics took the injured man to the major trauma unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for further treatment.

Emergency services were called to Douro Terrace in Sunderland on Friday evening (May 6). Photo: Google Maps.

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Police say the car involved left the scene before speaking to officers and an investigation was launched to identify and locate the driver.

After the incident, a 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving but has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police quoting reference number NP-20220506-1274.

Police were called to a report of a collision in Sunderland.