Man in critical condition after being hit by bus in Newcastle

Westgate Road in Newcastle. Copyright Google Maps.

Westgate Road in Newcastle. Copyright Google Maps.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 41-year-old man was struck by a bus in Newcastle city centre.

The incident happened at 10.40pm last night in Westgate Road.

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

The collision happened just outside the Union Rooms.

The road was closed for a short time to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and has since re-opened.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1207 041116.