Investigations continue after 64-year-old man dies after collision with bus on Sunderland street

Inquiries are continuing into a collision on a Sunderland residential street involving a bus which led to the death of a 64-year-old man.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 10:59 am

Northumbria Police has appealed for motorists who were in the area at the time of the tragedy, or may have dashcam footage, as they establish the circumstances of the crash involving the pedestrian and a bus.

Emergency services attended, but say the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The collision happened on Leechere View in Hollycarrside.

No-one who had been on the bus at the time of the incident sustained any injuries.

The North East Ambulance Service said it was called at 7.29pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and a pedestrian, which was first reported to have happened in Queen Street, which runs parallel to Leechmere View.

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It sent one ambulance to the scene and was stood down by the police.

Police tape left behind after the road was closed off following the collision.

Northumbria Police have said specialist officers from the force are supporting the man’s family as the inquiry by its Motor Patrols Department is carried out.

A spokesperson said: “Inquiries into the circumstances around the collision are ongoing and officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“In particular police are looking to speak to any motorists who were in the area at the time of the collision who have dashcam footage of the incident.”

Anyone who can assist police is asked to report it online at the Northumbria Police website via the Tell Us Something page, or by calling 101, quoting log 975 21/05/21.

The tragedy happened at around 7.30pm last night on Leechmere View, close to Queen Street.

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