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Police name taxi driver killed in North Tyneside collision

Police have named the taxi driver who died following a double collision in North Tyneside.

Dave Hope, 43, was from Wallsend. He died after the incident on July 16.

Enquiries are ongoing into the collision and police are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information to contact them on 101.

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed pending further enquiries.


Man bailed after taxi driver death

The scene of the crashes Credit: ITV

A 24-year-old man has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

It follows an incident in which a taxi driver died after stopping at the scene of a crash on North Tyneside, and being struck by another vehicle.

The taxi driver left his car to help the driver of a car which had collided with the central reservation of the A19 near Killingworth on July 16. While out of his car, and trying to help, another car passing the site of the collision collided with the man.

The driver of the car which collided with the man stopped at the scene and is helping officers with enquiries. He has not been arrested.

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