Serious accident in Newcastle

A teenagers in intensive care following an accident on the Great North Road early this morning.

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Five arrested over Newcastle crash

Five people have been arrested after a man was hit by a car in Newcastle in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police were called to the incident on the B1318 Great North Road, near Jesmond at 2:27am. The 19-year-old pedestrian sustained potentially life-threatening injuries, and remains in a critical condition at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Three men, aged 28, 20 and 19, and two women, both 20, have all been arrested in connection with the crash.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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