Man fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by minibus in A690 crash in Sunderland

A man is fighting for his life after being airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A690 on the Sunderland-bound carriageway on Tuesday, August 20.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 11:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 11:45 am
The road was closed near Stoney Gate, Houghton

The man was hit by a vehicle, believed to be a minibus, on the A690 Durham Road at around 8.20am.

Police are now appealing for witness or anyone with information to come forward.

The air ambulance transported the man to the RVI in Newcastle. Picture by North East Traffic Live

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The man was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, at around 9.20am after receiving treatment at the scene by paramedics.

He is believed to be in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The A690 has now been reopened in both directions after accident investigation work was carried out.

The Great North Air Ambulance landed on the A690 and took just six minutes to fly the patient to the Newcastle hospital.

The A690 has been reopened. Picture from earlier today when the investigation was being carried out.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police are appealing for information after a collision on the A690 Durham Road on Tuesday, August 20.

“At about 8.35am officers attended the scene where a man had collided with a vehicle.

“Ambulance service attended the scene where the pedestrian was taken to hospital. He is described as being in a life-threatening condition.

“The road has now fully reopened and police are appealing for information.”

The North East Ambulance Service was called at 8.24am to reports of a man being hit by a minibus on the Sunderland-bound carriageway.

The A690 has been reopened after the carriageway was closed for a number of hours while paramedics attended to the man and a investigation was carried out.