25-year-old man dies after collision with lorry on A194 in Gateshead

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A man has died after a collision with a heavy goods vehicle on a major Gateshead road.

Emergency services attended the scene on the A194(M) near the junction between the A195 and Follingsby Lane in Gateshead at around 5:10 am on Sunday 21 November.

A pedestrian had been hit by a lorry, suffering fatal injuries.

The 25-year-old was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in a critical condition. Officers have confirmed the man died overnight. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Northumbria Police said the driver of the lorry remained at the scene and is supporting officers with their investigation.

Inspector Dean Hood, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “Any death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts go out to the man’s family at this sad time.

“We will continue to offer them any support they need, and I would ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what happened.

“A full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding this collision and I am again asking for the public to assist us as we look to give the man’s family the answers they deserve.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20211121-0251.