Tyne & Wear

Pedestrian killed on rural road in Northumberland

A pedestrian died in hospital after he was hit by a car on a rural road in Northumberland.

The 54-year-old was treated at the scene between Matfen and Ryal, before being taken by police helicopter to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, but later died.

Further details of his identity have not yet been released.

Northumbria Police has appealed for witnesses to the incident, involving a Ford Ka, at 23:05 BST on Sunday.

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