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Woman killed in accident.

Byline: TOM EDEN Reporter tom.eden@trinitymirror.com

A 60-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car in the West End of Newcastle.

The fatal collision happened on Bentinck Road, with a BMW also knocking down a telegraph, ploughing though a garden wall and hitting a house.

The woman's belongings lay strewn across the pavement and road, while the car - with a cavedin passenger door and buckled bonnet - came to a stop on the driveway of the house next to the snapped wooden telegraph pole.

Paramedics attended, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A stretch of Bentinck Road was cordoned off by police for more than six hours while forensics officers investigated the collision and the debris was cleared.

With temperatures falling to below freezing, shocked neighbours watched the police activity through their windows.

Brothers Raju Rouf, 24, and Kaimul Haque, 19, saw the car seconds before the crash, and say they heard a loud bang.

Raju said: "I saw the car drive past my house as I was reversing in the driveway, heard the crash and drove to the scene.

"People were on the phone to the police and we realised there was a body."

Another man, who did not want to be named, said: "It's absolutely heartbreaking, especially so close to Christmas. My heart goes out to the poor woman's family."

Officers at the scene revealed that one person was "assisting us with enquiries" at a police station, while Northumbria Police appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

A force spokeswoman said: "At about 3pm police received a report of a single vehicle collision on Bentinck Road.

"Sadly the pedestrian, a 60-yearold woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the incident and any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 and quote reference number 594 16/12/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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