Investigations continuing after woman airlifted to hospital following hit-and-run in Sunderland

The scene at Chester Road yesterday.
The scene at Chester Road yesterday.

Police are continuing their investigations this morning after a woman was airlifted to hospital following a hit-and-run incident in Sunderland.

Officers issued a witness appeal yesterday afternoon after the 26-year-old was hit by what they believed was a pick-up truck in Chester Road.

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

The woman was taken to hospital by Great North East Air Ambulance. Her injuries are not said to be life threatening.

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

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

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