Police appeal for witnesses after pensioner is hit by car

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A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.

The 75-year-old was in Wiltshire Way when he was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra.

He was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees after suffering facial fractures, fractured ribs and possible internal injuries.

The collision happened around 9.30am on Monday February 23.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Paul Callaghan at the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101. Callers are asked to quote reference number 30476.