Police release update on girl left fighting for her life after being thrown from car bonnet in Morrisons car park
A teenager who was left fighting for her life after she was thrown from the bonnet of a car in the grounds of a supermarket is now in a stable condition in hospital.
The 16-year-old had been in a critical condition following the incident in the car park of Morrisons in Seaburn at 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 24, when she was thrown from the bonnet of a Fiat 500, leaving her with serious head injuries.
She was taken by the North East Ambulance Service to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, while Northumbria Police launched inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding what happened.
Two other teenage girls, aged 16 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
It is believed all parties are known to each other and the pair have been released on bail as the investigation continues.
Any witnesses have been urged to “do the right thing and pick up the phone” and call police by Sergeant Dave Roberts, who is leading the investigation.
Sgt Roberts, of Northumbria Police’s Operations Department, said in the aftermath of the collision: “We are committed to finding out the circumstances behind this and the events that immediately preceded the girl sustaining these injuries.
“This happened in a busy supermarket car park so we believe people will have been nearby and potentially witnessed what happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 1089 241120.