Tyne & Wear

Pedestrian, 83, hit by car in Gateshead dies

An 83-year-old hit by a car in Gateshead has died.

William Raine, of Bircham Drive, was crossing the road at the bottom of Shibdon Bank on Tuesday afternoon, when he was struck by a Nissan Micra.

Northumbria Police said the man, who has not yet been named, was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, but was later pronounced dead.

A section of the road was closed for several hours. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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