Elderly cyclist killed in bus accident

B6532. Copyright Google Images.
B6532. Copyright Google Images.
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A cyclist has died after a colliision with a bus on the road between Sacriston and Durham earlier today.

The collision happened at 11.15am on the B6532 near to the junction with Trouts Lane and involved a single-deck Go North East bus.

The cyclist, a man believed to be in his eighties and from the area, was confirmed dead at the scene. Police hope to be able to release his details sometime tomorrow.

Durham Police said the road remains closed for the time being between Trouts Lane and New College, Durham while the bus is recovered from the scene.

Any witnesses should contact the force's collision investigation unit on 0191 375 2159.