A young mum and her baby have been taken to hospital after she was hit by a bus while pushing her pram on a Wearside street this afternoon.
The baby was checked over by paramedics at the scene and does not appear to be injured but has been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital as a precaution.
The 18-year-old mum has been taken to hospital as a result of the crash, with the extent of her injries not yet established.
Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Five passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries and were also transported to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.
The road was sealed off after the collision but was re-opened shortly after 3pm.
One eye-witness described hearing a ‘loud bang’ and seeing a man stretchered off the Stagecoach bus and the female pedestrian lying on the floor.
The witness said: “I just heard the bang. I turned round and she was lying on the floor. There was one man stretchered off the bus and somebody else was limping.”
A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 2.15pm and were on the scene within three minutes.
“We sent out three double crew ambulances and a patient transport service crew.
“This number of ambulances were required as passengers on the bus had fallen as a result of the collision.
“An 18-year-old woman and her baby were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.
“Five female bus passengers were also taken to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries.”
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At 2.20pm this afternoon police responded to a report of a collision on Fawcett Street in Sunderland.
“The collision involved a bus and pedestrian. The pedestrian, an 18-year-old female, has been taken to hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries are not yet known however they are not believed to be life-threatening.
“The pedestrian was with a baby in a pram. The baby was checked over by paramedics at the scene and does not appear to be injured but has been taken to hospital as a precaution.”