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 Appeal after elderly pedestrian struck by car in Darlington

 21/09/2020

​Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which left an elderly pedestrian in hospital.


It happened in Matalan car park, on Neasham Road, in Darlington, at about 2pm on Sunday, September 13.


The pedestrian was walking behind a small, dark silver car - possibly a Toyota Aygo - that was parked in a disabled bay, which then reversed, knocking the woman over.


The vehicle then drove off and turned right out of the car park onto Neasham Road, in the direction of Langdale Road.


The woman, who is in her seventies, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 


A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: “The driver of the vehicle may not have realised that they have struck a pedestrian, so we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who may know who was driving the vehicle.


“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident.”


Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, and ask to speak to PC Dave Brawn from the Roads Policing Unit.