Road sealed off after woman is hit by car

A busy shopping street was closed after a woman was hit by a car .

Monday, 24th December 2018, 12:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:08 pm
Police at the scene in Newbottle Street

Police sealed off Newbottle Street in Houghton.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "At 11.56am police received a report of a collision between a pedestrian and a car on Newbottle Street, Houghton.

Police at the scene in Newbottle Street

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"Emergency services attended and the pedestrian was taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact police on 101 quoting log 389 241218."

One man who was out shopping said: "There were about seven police cars and an ambulance, and the street was all cordoned off.

"People were saying someone had been knocked down.

Police at the scene

"he street was very busy with it being Christmas Eve

" I hope no one was seriously hurt. It's not a nice thing to happen, especially not this time of year."

An ambulance in Newbottle Street
Emergency services at the scene