Woman, 61, remains in critical condition after being knocked down on Sunderland road

A 61-year-old woman remains in a 'critical but stable' condition after she was knocked down on a busy Sunderland road.

Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 15:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 15:55 pm
Police closed off Pallion New Road following the collision. Photo by @NELiveTraffic.

At 4.15pm on Monday, officers received a report of a car that had been in collision with a pedestrian on Pallion New Road, Sunderland.

A blue Vauxhall was turning right from Lisbon Terrace onto Pallion New Road towards the Queen Alexandra Bridge when it was in collision with the 61-year-old.

Emergency services attended the scene and the woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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A spokesperson for Northumbria Police has today confirmed the woman remains in a 'critical but stable condition'

An investigation is ongoing and police are keen for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who has dashcam footage, to come forward.

Pc Neil Graham, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols unit, said following the incident: “This was an incredibly serious collision which has left a woman fighting for her life in hospital.

“Our officers are supporting her family at this difficult time, and our aim is to now establish exactly what happened.

“If anybody saw this collision, or thinks they may have dashcam footage that could assist with our investigation, I would ask them to contact police as soon as possible.”

The road was closed for more than four hours as emergency services treated the woman and officers carried out inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police 101 quoting reference 715 101218 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111