POLICE have launched an investigation after a woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in Sunderland.
It happened at about 7.10pm on Sunday, when a blue Ford Focus car collided with the 53-year-old in Hall Farm Road, as she was getting into her car.
The Focus had previously collided with a stationary vehicle on the same street moments before, then left the scene without stopping.
Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Today she was said to be in a stable condition in hospital, as police trying to track the car and its driver appealed for witnesses.
They have also released a picture of a wing mirror broken off the nearside of the Ford Focus during the collision.
Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “The pedestrian in this case remains in hospital with serious injuries.
“Those injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, but they could be life-changing for this victim and she is being supported at this time.
“Our investigation is focused on tracking down the vehicle in question and identifying who was behind the wheel.”
He added: “There is no doubt that the driver would have been aware of the collision, and they have left their wing mirror at the scene.
“If you were in the area and saw the Ford Focus, or have seen a vehicle matching the description without a wing mirror, then please call.”
Police are asking anyone with dash cams who were driving in the area last night to review their footage to see if they captured the car in the area.
Anyone who can assist officers is asked to contact police online at the Northumbria Police website quoting log 905 01/11/20.
You can also call 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.