Family pay tribute to Sunderland man killed after being hit by bus

The loved ones of a Sunderland man have spoken how how he will be “dearly missed” by his friends and family after he died in a collision with a bus.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:32 pm

The 64-year-old’s family are being supported by specialist officers from Northumbria Police and today, Wednesday, May 26, released a tribute to him, sharing a photograph of the family man.

It comes as crash investigators make a new appeal for anyone with information which could help inquiries to get in touch.

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Jimmy Peacock from Silksworth who died after a collision with a bus in Sunderland

This includes people in the area at the time of the incident or any motorists who captured dashcam footage which could help establish what happened in the time leading up to the tragedy.

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In a statement Mr Peacock’s family said: “Jimmy was a much loved dad, granddad, brother and uncle, and sadly lost his life.

"He will be dearly missed by all family and friends.”

The North East Ambulance Service said it was called 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.

It sent one ambulance to the scene, with its crew stood down by the police on arrival.

A spokesperson for the police added today: “Inquiries into the circumstances around the collision are ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal 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 the information online at the Northumbria Police via the Tell Us Something page of its website, or by calling the force on 101, quoting log 975 21/05/21.

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