Pedestrian dies after being hit by two cars in Seaton Delaval

Witnesses are being sought after a man died after being hit by two vehicles.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 3:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 10:44 am
News from Northumbria Police.

A pedestrian died in the incident which happened on Foremans Row, Seaton Delaval, near the Keel Row pub.

Police are appealing for information following the fatal road traffic collision which saw a white Vauxhall Insignia strike a male pedestrian who was on the carriageway.

Following the collision another car, a red Mazda 2, travelling in the opposite direction then struck the man.

Emergency services attended but sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the collision another male pedestrian, who was believed to have been walking with the victim immediately prior to the collision, got in to the Vauxhall Insignia and drove away from the scene.

Officers in the area pursed the stolen vehicle before it collided with a wall on First Avenue in Blyth.

The 26-year-old driver then fled on foot and was later located and arrested by officers.

The road was currently closed between the Laverock Hall Road roundabout and the mini roundabout of the B1326, East Cramlington, for several hours to facilitate enquiries.

Police are now appealing to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, drivers that were in the area at the time and who may have dashcam footage, or anyone who saw the two pedestrians prior to the incident.

Inspector Ian Cutty, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: "This has been an incredibly awful collision where a man has sadly lost his life.

"Enquiries are now being carried out to formally identify the victim and establish exactly what has happened and we need to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that may help our investigation.

“It is also not yet clear why the man has got into the Vauxhall Insignia and fled the scene but he has been arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and remains in police custody at this time.

“If anybody saw what happened, or thinks they may have dashcam footage that could assist us, I would ask them to contact police as soon as possible, any detail could be crucial to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 105 13/01/20 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.