Man dies after he was hit by car.
A MAN has died after being hit by a car on a stretch of road locals described as a "death trap".
The 36-year-old, who is believed to be from the Gateshead area, was hit by the black Citroen C1 on Blaydon Bank, near the junction with Alice Street, at around 4.30pm yesterday.
He was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment but died there some time later.
Officers from Northumbria Police have not yet released the name of the man as they are currently liaising with his family.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.33pm, which locals say is a busy time on the road as youngsters make their way home from school.
Naomi McCulloch, who lives on Blaydon Bank, was out with her dogs when she returned to her home to see blue flashing lights down the street.
Her 16-year-old son, Josh, was on his way home from Newcastle College when his bus dropped him off at the end of the road and he walked up to see the drama unfolding.
He said: "When I was at the bottom of the hill that was when the ambulance came up past and it was as I was coming up to the top that I saw the guy that had been hit being put onto a stretcher and into the back of the ambulance.
Residents of the Gateshead estate said the steep bank, which has a 30mph speed limit, was a "death trap" and have called for something to be done to make the road safer.
One mum, who has lived on the road for 15 years, said: "In the last five years there's was something that came through the wall, there was also a lady pinned up against the wall by a car. My husband has also had his work van parked up and it's been hit twice.
"The problem is we have cars parked all the way down the road. I was just recently saying that I think it should be changed to 20mph. Or they should just take 5ft off the gardens and then they could make a lay-by. It's a death trap this road, it really is."
A section of Blaydon Bank was closed in both directions for several hours while the collision investigation team from Northumbria Police carried out inquiries and so the car involved in the incident could be recovered.
Last night, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "A man has died after a road collision in Blaydon this afternoon.
"It happened on Blaydon Bank near Alice Street around 4.30pm when a Citroen C1 collided with a man. He was taken to hospital but has died from his injuries.
"Police are in the process of contacting family members."
The force also confirmed last night that no one had been arrested in connection with the incident and they asked for any witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to contact Motor Patrols on 101 ext 69191.