Elderly woman, 77, dies after tragic Northumberland car park collision

A 77-year-old woman has passed away in hospital after a collision with a van that happened in Haltwhistle last week.

An elderly woman has passed away after a tragic collision in Northumberland last week.

Shortly before 2:45 pm on January 27, police received a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a van at a car park on Holme Terrace in Haltwhistle. Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that a red and white VW Crafter van had collided with a 77-year-old woman.

She was taken to hospital for treatment with serious injuries but sadly passed away on Friday. The woman's next of kin are currently being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the van is cooperating with police enquiries.

Enquiries into the collision are ongoing and police are re-appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them.

The car park on Holme Terrace in Haltwhistle
The car park on Holme Terrace in Haltwhistle
The car park on Holme Terrace in Haltwhistle

Sergeant Andrew Ferguson, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This is a tragic incident that has sadly seen a woman lose her life and our thoughts are very much with her family.

“We are continuing to establish exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and would like any witnesses who have not yet been in touch to please come forward.

“We are also keen for the public to provide any dashcam footage, especially if they saw the vehicle – a red and white VW Crafter van – in the area before or after 2.45pm on January 27. Your information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, could prove to be key.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website or call 101 quoting log NP-20230127-0584.