Pensioner hit by Sunderland bus in ‘critical’ state

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A PENSIONER hit by a bus in Sunderland city centre is fighting for his life in hospital.

The 74-year-old man was walking in Stockton Road, near Park Lane Bus Interchange, on Monday afternoon when he was hit by the vehicle.

Paramedics rushed to treat him by the roadside.

He had suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital. A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police confirmed today that the man remains in a critical condition.

The man was hit by the bus at about 2.30pm on Monday.