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Pedestrian hit by a van in Hartlepool

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old pedestrian was hit by a van in Hartlepool.

A woman was hit by a Vauxhall Vivaro panel van at around 8pm on December 23 on Wynyard Road, near to Wynyard Mews.

The woman suffered head injuries, spinal fractures and internal injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital. She remains in a ‘critical but stable’ condition.

A 48-year-old man from the Hartlepool area has been arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving under the influence of drugs, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Amanda Stokes from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 233002.