Police under investigation after man hit by car on A1

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THE actions of two police officers are under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a 42-year-old-man who was struck by a car on the A1.

The man had been spoken to by officers after the van he was driving was involved in an accident with a lorry.

He was hit by a car after apparently running across the carriageway. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The collision happened at about 9.50pm on the southbound carriageway of the A1 close to Washington services on Saturday 10 August.

The IPCC said its investigation will focus on the actions of two Northumbria Pcs.

Northumbria police have told the IPCC they had both been dealing with a broken down taxi on the northbound side of the A1 before the van and the lorry collided.

Northumbria Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of both collisions and are seeking the driver of the car, which did not stop after hitting the injured man.

Cindy Butts, the IPCC’s Commissioner for the Northumbria policing area, said: “As someone has been seriously injured following police contact an independent investigation is needed to establish what took place.”