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Police name elderly woman who tragically died following North Shields collision
07 Feb | 16:35

An elderly woman has sadly passed away following a collision in North Shields.

Shortly before 5.40pm on Tuesday (February 4), police were called to Wallsend Road following a report that a car had been in collision with a pedestrian.

Emergency services attended and the pedestrian - a woman in her 80s - was taken to hospital with injuries to her head, hip and ribs.

Sadly, she passed away in hospital yesterday (Thursday) and can her identity can be confirmed as Mary Barker, 89, of Percy Main, North Shields. Her family have been notified and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this time.

An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the collision and officers are now asking for anyone who saw the collision, or who was passing through the area and may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

Sergeant Raymond Lowery, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “This was a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in Mary’s death.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this awful time and we will continue to offer them any support they need as they come to terms with their loss.

“We are committed to determining the circumstances surrounding the collision, and would now like to hear from anybody who witnessed what happened to come forward and speak to us.

“We would also ask anybody who was travelling on Wallsend Road at the time who may have dashcam footage that may assist our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference 809 040220 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively you can email 486@northumbria.pnn.police.uk.

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