A PENSIONER is in a serious condition after being hit by a bus this morning. (Sunday, June 16)

Just before 9am, emergency services attended a report of an accident at the juntion of Peel Street and Toward Street, in Sunderland.

An 84-year-old male pedestrian who had been involved in a collision with a bus was taken to hospital.

His condition has been described as serious but stable and his family has been informed.

Northumbria police has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone able to provide any information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 and quote ref 313 160619.