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91-year-old woman dies after collision with car in Newcastle

The woman has been named by police as Catherine Duncan Credit: PA

A 91 year old woman, named by police as Catherine Duncan, has died following a collision between a car and a pedestrian in the Gosforth area of Newcastle. It happened at around 8.40pm on Thursday evening, on Jubilee Road. She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where she died on Friday.

Officers investigating the incident have charged a 36-year-old man with causing death by careless driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, having no insurance and being a disqualified driver.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Police appeal for drivers who may have witnessed fatal taxi crash in York

Mr Stephenson, from the Pickering area, died following a collision with a taxi on Micklegate in York

Police are appealing for two taxi drivers to come forward to assist the investigation into the death of a 21-year-old who collided with a taxi in York.

North Yorkshire Police want to find out what happened in the minutes leading up to the death of 21-year-old Robert Stephenson.

Mr Stephenson, from the Pickering area, died following a collision with a Ford Mondeo taxi on Micklegate in York at 2.30am on Sat 26 March 2016.

CCTV footage shows two taxis in the area.

The first taxi is believed to be a silver Toyota Avensis which was travelling down Micklegate on its way into York City Centre. The silver vehicle is seen to stop next to Robert just prior to the collision, pause and then drive off into town.

The second taxi is a black Mercedes S-Class which was travelling up Micklegate out of York, directly behind the vehicle which collided with Robert.


Police car crash in Whitley Bay

The collision happened near to the traffic lights at the entrance into West Park.

An investigation is underway after a police car was involved in a collision in Whitley Bay.

Officers were responding to an incident at around 10.30pm on Tuesday when their vehicle collided with a car on Earsdon Road.

The female driver and police officers involved were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, for treatment.

A section of Earsdon Road remains closed as investigations continue.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101.

Collision leaves man with serious injuries

Police are appealing for information after a collision which has left a man with serious injuries in hospital.

The collision, which involved a Citroen Relay van and a Citroen C4, happened at around 11.10am on Thursday May 8 on Wilton Bank in Saltburn.

The 58-year-old man driving the Citroen C4 has been taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from serious arm injuries as well as head and internal injuries.

He is in a stable condition.

Police officer hurt in collision with bus

Collision between police vehicle and bus on Redheugh Bridge. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A police officer has been taken to hospital after a police vehicle and a bus collided on the soutbound carriage of the Redheugh bridge on Tyneside this afternoon (March 27).

The officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Some passengers on the bus had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Both the northbound and southbound carriageways were shut, with diversions in place over the Tyne Bridge.


Police name man killed in Horden collision

Police have named the man killed in a collision in Horden on Christmas Eve as Alan Dunn of Cotsford Crescent.

The 67-year-old from Horden died after he was hit by a car around eight o'clock on the morning of Christmas Eve on the A1086 Sunderland Road.

The air ambulance attended the accident, but Mr Dunn was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics.

The driver of the grey Nissan micra, a 19-year-old woman from Peterlee, was shocked but otherwise unharmed.

Police are now keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who has information about Mr Dunn's actions prior to the collision.

Crash update on A69 car hit by train

Police investigating a crash on the A69 which ended with a car being struck by a train have released new details about their investigation.

The crash happened at around four o'clock on December 5th, between Greenhead and Haltwhistle when a black Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line where it hit the side of a freight train.

Travelling in the Range Rover was a mother and her two sons - aged eleven and fifteen.

The 11-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the RVI.

He remains in a critical condition with potentially life threatening injuries.

The mother and 15-year-old boy were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

"Our enquiries have led us to believe that the Range Rover swerved to avoid an as yet unidentified vehicle which was travelling towards it in the wrong lane.

The Range Rover swerved out of its path and came off the road, crossing the eastbound carriageway, going through a fence and hitting the side of a passing freight train.

It does not appear that the Range Rover was struck by the other vehicle before swerving off the road, however we are treating this as a hit and run.

We are now making enquiries to trace this vehicle."

– Chief Inspector Peter Reeve, Northumbria Police

Witness appeal after Lobley Hill crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car crash in Gateshead.

The crash happened just before four o'clock on December 5th at Lobley Hill Road and involved a silver Ford Fiesta and a dark coloured car which drove away.

No one was injured in the collision.

"We are appealing for help to trace the second car.

The collision happened shortly after the heavy snow last Wednesday and we know that a lot of people were out and about taking photos, so we are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who was in the area at the time and may have photographed the incident to get in touch."

– PC Michael Neal

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

Second vehicle involved in fatal Coast Road collision

Police investigating a fatal collision on the Coast Road in Newcastle now believe there may have been a second vehicle involved, which did not stop at the scene.

Mark Kenneth Flynn, aged 38, from Blyth died after his red Volkswagen Golf left the road at the off slip to Norham Road and collided with a crash barrier.

Police are keen to speak to anyone travelling south on A189 Spine Road, A19 or Silverlink interchange around 7pm on November 27 and who saw a red VW golf with another vehicle.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail.

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