Sunderland hit-and-run victim 'critical but stable' after incident on Chester Road

Police at the scene of the incident on Chester Road.
Police at the scene of the incident on Chester Road.

A woman who was was airlifted to hospital following a hit-and-run incident in Sunderland has been described as in a critical but stable condition by police.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that investigations are still ongoing into the incident where the 26-year-old was hit by what they believed was a pick-up truck in Chester Road yesterday.

The incident happened at around 3.26pm and police say the truck did not stop.

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The woman was taken to hospital by Great North East Air Ambulance.

Police said a witness reported that the pedestrian may have been a victim of a theft in the moments before the collision.

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The force has issued a witness appeal.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries still ongoing.

"The woman is described as being in a critical but stable condition."

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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 673 14/09/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.