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Hetton pensioner badly hurt in Durham bus station smash

Rescue at Durham Cathedral.

Rescue at Durham Cathedral.

 

A MAN is critically ill in hospital after being knocked over by a bus.

The man, from Hetton, was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary with critical injuries, following the collision near Durham bus station just before 3pm yesterday.

It is believed the 62-year-old was crossing nearby North Road at the time.

An ambulance took the injured man from the bus station, to where the Great North Air Ambulance had landed at Palace Green, near Durham Cathedral.

He arrived at the RVI in 10 minutes and is described as being in a stable but critical condition, with serious chest injuries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Lee Morris, from Durham Constabulary, said “Although we have spoken to a number of people who saw the collision yesterday, we are still keen to speak to any other witnesses.

“I would ask anyone with any information to contact 101 and ask for the collision investigation unit.”

The bus driver and passengers were not injured.

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