One dead and two injured in accidents
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in South Shields.
The woman was knocked down on Marsden Road, South Shields, and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.
The crash was the second serious crash to happen in Marsden yesterday after a car and motorbike collided on the Coast Road. Police, paramedics and two fire engines were called to the scene near Marsden Grotto just before 2pm.
A silver Nissan car and a motorbike carrying a man and woman crashed, leaving both bike riders seriously injured.
Both casualties were then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance. Their conditions were described as critical.
Anyone who may have seen anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 556 of the 30/08/17.