Fatal accident in Northumberland

A pedestrian has died after a road accident in Northumberland.

The 54-year-old man was walking along a country road between Matfen and Ryal when he was hit by a Ford Ka yesterday at about 11pm.

Police and paramedics were called and the man was treated at the scene before being taken by the police helicopter to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.

However, he later died as result of his injuries.

A section of the road was closed for around three hours for collision investigation to take place.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information about the accident to contact them on 101, ext 69191, quoting reference number 1134 29/03/15.