Dog walker seriously injured

Police are appealing for information after a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Sunderland. It happened at 8:20am on today, November 4, at Riverside Park.

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Dog walker in hospital with serious injuries after collision

A man who was hit by a car while walking his dogs has been transferred to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Police say he has serious injuries and his condition is described as stable.

The occupants of the car, believed to be two men and two women, left the scene before police arrived.

One of the man's dogs, an 11-year-old golden retriever, was taken to a local vet for treatment for serious injuries.

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