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5 January 2012, 05:51
An elderly man has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the road in Chester-Le-Street
It happened on Tuesday at around 5:45pm when the 79 year old was crossing Waldridge Road near Wilfred Street.
He was hit by a Toyota Aygo, being driven by a 43 year old man.
The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the University hospital of North Durham and was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he died from his injuries on Wednesday (4th Jan).
The victim's not yet been named by police - and they've launched an investigation into the cause of the collision.