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Pedestrian killed after being hit by two cars in Northumberland

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A man has died after being hit by two cars as he walked along a Northumberland carriageway.

The victim was struck by a white Vauxhall on Foremans Row in Seaton Delaval at six o’clock on Monday morning. He was then hit again by a red Mazda travelling in the opposite direction. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Vauxhall got out of his car after the accident.

A man, who had been walking with the victim then got into the car and drove off.

After a police pursuit, the driver crashed the Vauxhall into a wall on First Avenue in Blyth. The 26-year-old fled on foot and was later arrested by police on suspicion of theft.

Inspector Ian Cutty, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said:

This has been an incredibly awful collision where a man has sadly lost his life.

Enquiries are now being carried out to formally identify the victim and establish exactly what has happened and we need to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that may help our investigation.

It is also not yet clear why the man has got into the Vauxhall Insignia and fled the scene but he has been arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and remains in police custody at this time.

If anybody saw what happened, or thinks they may have dashcam footage that could assist us, I would ask them to contact police as soon as possible, any detail could be crucial to the investigation.

– Inspector Ian Cutty