Tyne & Wear

Pedestrian dies in South Shields car crash

A pedestrian died when she was struck by a car in South Tyneside.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Marsden Road, South Shields, at 17:30 BST on Wednesday.

It was the second serious road traffic incident in the area that afternoon, with two people airlifted to hospital at about 14:05 after a car and motorcycle crashed on the Coast Road.

A man and woman remain in critical conditions at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Northumbria Police has appealed for witnesses to either crash to come forward.

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