Cyclist killed by double decker bus in Gateshead

Police closed the area for investigations shortly after the incident happened. Credit: ITV

A cyclist in his 30s has died after being hit by a double decker bus in Gateshead. It happened on Shipcote Lane, just off Durham Road, Low Fell, at just after 4am on Saturday morning. The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but was confirmed dead.

Collision investigators around the scene of the crash in Gateshead Credit: ITV
Durham Road was closed for a time but has now reopened. Credit: ITV