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22 May 2013, 06:37 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
A 10 year old boy's been airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car in South Shields.
At 4.15pm on Tuesday, May 21st, police received a report of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian at Western Approach in South Shields.
The pedestrian is believed to be a boy aged 10.
He's been taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment.
The road was closed in both directions for a short time and re-opened at 5.15pm.
Police are making enquiries to establish the circumstances and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 ext 69191.