Tyne & Wear

Woman, 80, dies after Wallsend car crash

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car in North Tyneside.

Joan Clarkin was struck on Battle Hill Drive in Wallsend on Monday afternoon.

Ms Clarkin, who was from the Battle Hill area, was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary but died there on Tuesday.

Northumbria Police has appealed for any witnesses to Monday's crash to come forward.

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