Witness appeal after man falls from car in Byker

14 Nov 2017 07:00 AM

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At approximately 7.15pm on November 7th, police received a report of an incident on Shields Road in Byker.

A VW Polo was travelling west on Shields Road at the junction with Benfield Road and Coutts Road when a passenger, for reasons yet to be established, falls from the rear near side door of the car.

Following the fall the driver of the Polo did not stop.

The passenger, a 34-year-old man, was taken to hospital with a head injury where he remains in a critical condition.

Enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances and police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference number 1024 07/11/17.