A WOMAN who was struck by a lorry this morning has died of her injuries.

The pedestrian was fatally injured just after 11.15am in Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, a short distance from its junction with Belle Vue Bank.

The main road through the suburb has been closed by police and an accident investigation is now underway.

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The lorry driver, a 51-year-old man, is helping police with enquiries.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Roads are closed in Gateshead following a collision involving a pedestrian and a truck.

“Diversions are in place and people are asked to avoid the area.

“Enquiries are at a very early stage and are ongoing.”

  • Anyone with any information which could assist police are asked to call 101, quoting 330 of 14/11/17.