Cyclist taken to hospital after collision with bus in Sunderland city centre

The bus involved in the incident was shattered in the collision.
The bus involved in the incident was shattered in the collision.

A man has been taken to hospital after his bicycle was involved in a collision with a bus on a busy city centre junction.

At about 1.30pm, Northumbria Police received a report of a collision on Albion Place in Sunderland, near to the junction with Green Terrace and Vine Place, stating that a bus and cyclist have collided.

The cyclist has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Vine Place has been closed while emergency services work and a diversion is in place.

The front windscreen of a Go North East bus involved in the incident was left smashed by the collision.

A Go North East spokesman said: "Go North East has confirmed that one of its buses has been involved in an incident on Green Terrace in Sunderland City Centre.”

The company has been issuing updates over the diversions via its Facebook page and Twitter via @gonortheast.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 1.24pm about a collision between a cyclist and a bus.

"Paramedics treated a man in his 40s with a cut to his head and we took him to Sunderland Royal Hospital."