A grandmother was left badly bruised after being knocked off her mobility scooter in a suspected hit-and-run.
Mary-Amelia Taylor, 65, was travelling to the shops in South Tyneside, when she was knocked over by a car which did not stop.
A passing driver went to Mrs Taylors help, but the former baker made her own way home from the scene, despite being badly bruised.
After later receiving treatment at Sunderland Royal Hospital, the grandmother-of-four is now back home but has been left shaken by the incident.
Husband Brian Taylor, 63, said the man who stopped at the scene to help had dashcam footage which showed the incident and could lead to tracing the driver – but he left before the police arrived.
Now Northumbria Police have launched an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened at around 9am on November 22, or who has dashcam footage to come forward.
Mr Taylor said: My wife is registered disabled and she was going to the shops near the Hetton Centre on her mobility scooter when she went to cross the road.
She saw no cars coming so went out into the middle of the road and a car hit her and didnt stop.
A driver who was passing stopped and picked her up and took her and the mobility scooter off the road.
She managed to walk up the back to the house and when she came to the door she said she had been hit by a car.
She asked me to go and get her scooter and while I was out one of my friends looked over her arms and legs, which were all bruised.
She has just had a hip operation four months ago and she was worried about that.
Mary-Amelia suffered heavy bruising to her arm and down her side following the accident and her mobility scooter, which she had only had for six months, was badly damaged.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.