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Pedestrian hit by car in Blaydon

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Gateshead.

The collision happened between 8pm and 8.30pm on October 2, on the A695 in Blaydon near to McDonalds.

The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the collision and are appealing for witnesses. Officers are also keen for the driver of the vehicle to get in contact.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101.


Sinkhole in Blaydon

A sinkhole has opened up in Blaydon. One lane is blocked on the A69 Scotswood Bridge northbound at the A695 Chain Bridge Road junction.

Blaydon footbridge: Repair work set to be carried out

The footbridge over Blaydon Highway which was hit by a vehicle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Repair work is set to be carried out on a footbridge which was hit by a heavy goods vehicle, leading to fears it could collapse.

Roads were closed for more than three hours after the bridge was struck before partial diversions were put in place.

Gateshead Council told ITV News Tyne Tees engineers were set to start repairs on Thursday afternoon.

More A1 misery for drivers near Gateshead

There is more frustration for motorists using the A1 with bridge repairs causing huge tailbacks.

One lane of the A1 will continue to be closed going north for the rest of the week while work is carried out on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct.

It comes just three weeks after major roadworks on the western bypass came to an end after taking two years to complete.

Staff at this office in Gateshead say they are frustrated:


Multi-vehicle accident in Blaydon causing delays

Five vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision in Blaydon. It is not thought that anyone involved has been seriously injured, though fire crews are cutting one person free from a car.

People are advised to avoid the area due to delays - one Southbound lane on Chain Bridge road is closed.

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