Witness appeal as woman suffers serious injuries after being hit by a bus

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a bus.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 9:49 am
Gateshead bus station. Picture from Google Images

At about 1.30pm on Saturday, January 4, Northumbria Police received a report that a 29-year-old woman had been involved in a collision with a bus outside the bus depot in Gateshead town centre.

The driver of the bus was not injured in the incident and was spoken to at the scene by officers.

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Three other passengers who were on the bus were treated for minor injuries.

Police have praised members of the public who came to the woman’s aid and, with inquiries into the circumstances around the collision ongoing, officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Pinner Rana, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said police were particularly keen to speak to anyone who might have video of the collision, and added: “This was a serious incident that resulted in a woman taken to hospital with significant injury.

“I would like to thank members of the public who assisted at the scene and would now ask any witnesses to come forward.

“In particular I am looking to trace anyone who may have dash cameras that may have captured the collision. It could be crucial in helping us to understand exactly what has happened.”

If you can assist police then call 101 quoting log 479 04/01/20 or report online at the Northumbria Police website.