Man, 48, fighting for his life after crashing into railings outside Boldon School

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing his car in South Tyneside.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:35 am
A car crashed into some metal railings outside Boldon School.

Shortly before 3am on Thursday, January 17, a car crashed on New Road in Boldon.

The white Mercedes had crashed into some metal railings outside Boldon School.

Emergency services were sent to the scene and the 48-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

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Police have confirmed that he remains in a critical but stable condition and his family are receiving support by experts.

An investigation into the circumstances are ongoing and Northumbria Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cam footage to come forward to assist officers with their inquiries.

Sergeant Lee Butler, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “This was a serious collision that has left a man with significant injuries in hospital.

“The man’s next of kin have been notified and his family continue to be given support by our experienced family liaison officers.

“We are committed to finding out the cause of the collision, and we are now appealing for anybody who witnessed the incident or who saw the Mercedes in the moments before to get in touch.

“We’d also ask anybody who lives in the area to check their CCTV or dash cam footage – if you see anything that may assist with our enquiries, please give us a call.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting the reference number 87 160120 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.