Man killed after being hit by car in Northumberland

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A man has died after being hit by a car in Northumberland.

At 3.49pm yesterday, a VW Golf collided with the man - who was in his 30s - on the A189 Spine Road near to the slip road with the B1326, close to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, at Cramlington. The VW Golf was travelling southbound at the time of the collision.

Emergency services attended and the man received treatment at the scene, but died as a result of his injuries. He has not yet been named by police.

The road was closed for around two-and-a-half hours to allow for collision investigation to take place. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 739 04/02/17.