Police release details of fatal New Year’s Eve crash that left 74 year-old dead

An 87-year-old woman hit a 74-year-old woman

Northumbria Police have released details surrounding a New Year’s Eve Tynemouth collision that left a 74-year-old woman dead.

The incident took place at around 2:25 pm on December 31 on The Broadway.

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Police received reports that a white Hyundai had hit a pedestrian in the wheelchair.

The 74-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries and lost her fight for life on Friday, January 14.

The driver of the Hyundai, an 87-year-old woman, remained at the scene and is helping officers with enquiries.

Northumbria Police have now announced a road closure to help assist with their investigations.

The roundabount junction of The Broadway and King Edward Road will be closed between 9:30 am and 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the collision or has dashcam footage, is asked to contact police via the Tell Us Something Pages of their website or contact officers on 101 quoting ref NP-20211231-0518.