Pensioner and two toddlers hit by car in Whitley Bay

Park Avenue, Whitley Bay.Park Avenue, Whitley Bay.
Park Avenue, Whitley Bay.
A pensioner and two toddlers have been rushed to hospital after being knocked over by a car whilst crossing a road.

The incident took place on Thursday, February 17, on Park Avenue in Whitley Bay.

Emergency services were called after a black Kia Rio collided with the man who was pushing a pram at the time.

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The 63-year-old, believed to the grandfather, suffered serious injuries whilst the two children also sustained injuries believed to be minor.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "At around 10.50am today, police received a report of a collision on Park Avenue, Whitley Bay.

"Officers attended the scene where a black Kia Rio has collided with a man and a pram.

"The 63 year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries not believed to be life threatening.

"Two children – a one-year-old and two-year-old – have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"The driver of the car remained at the scene and is helping with enquiries."