Police are appealing for witnesses after a 41-year-old man was struck by a bus in Newcastle city centre.
The incident happened at 10.40pm last night in Westgate Road.
The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.
The collision happened just outside the Union Rooms.
The road was closed for a short time to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and has since re-opened.
Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses.
Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1207 041116.