A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a bus in a North East street earlier this week.    

Emergency services were dispatched to the scene of a serious collision on Newcastle Road in Sunderland at around 4.25pm on Wednesday (May 18).

For reasons yet to be established by Northumbria Police, a 15-year-old male was crossing the stretch of road when a bus collided with him.

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The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

His family are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

Following the collision, sergeant Steve Chappell, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is clearly a serious incident that has left a teenager in hospital.

“It happened on a busy road near the Greyhound Stadium – so we are appealing for anybody who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

The Northern Echo: The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Picture: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE.The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Picture: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE.

“We are also interested to hear from anybody who may have dashcam footage that can support our investigation.

“I would ask that the public refrain from any speculation both out in the local community and on social media as we determine the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of Northumbria Police’s website or by calling 101, quoting log NP-20220518-0807.

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