Woman, 36, dies after being hit by car on A184 on South Tyneside

The incident happened close to the Testo's roundabout. Credit: Google

A 36-year-old woman died after being hit by a car after leaving her own vehicle on the A184 on South Tyneside.

The accident happened just after 1am on Saturday 23 March between the junctions for Whitemare Pool and the Testo’s roundabout.

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a red Volkswagen Golf and a female pedestrian.

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway after the woman had exited a vehicle on the westbound carriageway, police said.

The 36-year-old woman died a short time later at the scene. Her next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

Northumbria Police said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene to assist with inquiries.

The road was closed in both directions for almost seven hours.

The Force’s Motor Patrols team have already spoken to a number of witnesses, and are keen to speak to anyone else who is yet to come forward.

Officers are especially interested in hearing from anyone who was travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam or CCTV footage.

Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police, said: "This is an incredibly tragic incident where a woman has lost her life.

"An investigation has been launched, and we are determined to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and the events leading to it."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police using the ‘Report’ tool on the Northumbria Police website, or call 101, quoting log number NP-20240323-0063.

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