Hetton man critical after crash in Durham

Rescue at Durham Cathedral.
Rescue at Durham Cathedral.
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A MAN was critically ill in hospital yesterday after being knocked over by a bus.

The man, from Hetton, was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), following the smash near Durham bus station, just before 3pm on Monday.

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 police say he is now in a “stable but critical condition”, with serious chest injuries.

Officers investigating the collision are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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

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

The bus driver and passengers were not injured.