A TEENAGE girl suffered a suspected broken leg after being knocked over by a van. 

The 15-year-old was involved in a collision with the van on Friday, February 1 in Catton.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "At about 9am on Friday, police received a report of a pedestrian collision in Catton. 

"Emergency services attended after a 15-year-old girl had collided with an orange Volkswagen Transporter van.

"The young girl was taken to hospital with serious but non- life threatening injuries."

Friday saw widespread snow across the district, creating difficult driving conditions."