Teenager taken to hospital after collision with a bus near popular Sunderland pub

Teen cyclist was taken to hospital after an incident near the Wheatsheaf pub in Sunderland.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:50 pm
The incident happened on North Bridge street on Monday night./Photo: Google

A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital after his bicycle collided with a bus near the Wheatsheaf pub in Sunderland on Monday night (March 15).

The incident, involving one of Go North East’s busses on service 9, happened at about 7.25 pm on North Bridge Street.

Emergency services attended the scene and the boy has not been seriously hurt, Northumbria Police said.

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A spokesperson said: “At about 7.25pm on Monday we received a report that a bus had collided with a bicycle on North Bridge Street in Sunderland.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the 13-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital. He is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries in the incident.”

No arrests have been made.

The North East Ambulance Service said: ““We were called at 19:21 last night to a road traffic collision involving a bus and a bike.

“We dispatched two double crewed ambulances and a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance.

"We transported a teenage boy to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.”

A spokesperson for Go North East has said that the bus driver was shaken.

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