One dead and two in­jured in ac­ci­dents

The Chronicle - - News -

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.

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