Pensioner fights for life after being hit by lorry near Beamish

The incident happened on the A693. Image by Google Maps.
The incident happened on the A693. Image by Google Maps.

An 82-year-old man is fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry near Beamish Museum.

The man was struck by a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) on the A693, in County Durham, on Friday morning.

He remains in hospital with his life-threatening injuries, and police are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: "A pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a HGV on a carriageway.

"The incident happened on the A693 near Beamish Museum at about 11.45am on Friday, September 8.

"The 82-year-old man was taken to hospital where he is in a life-threatening condition.

"Durham Constabulary are appealing for witnesses.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 139 of September 8."