Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Northumberland road

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on the A189 southbound between Bedlington station and Bebside.

By newsroom
Sunday, 25th October 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Sunday, 25th October 2020, 11:34 am
A man has died after being hit by a car on the A189
A man has died after being hit by a car on the A189

Northumbria police have said that at around 8pm on Saturday officers received a report a pedestrian had been hit by a car on the road Bedlington station and Bebside.

Officers and emergency services attended, but the pedestrian, a 33-year-old male died at the scene.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and she has since been released under investigation.

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Northumbria Police say the man’s family have been contacted and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident, and are especially keen on hearing from any motorists who were in the area at the time and who might have dashcam footage.

Sergeant Ray Lowery from the Force’s Motor Patrols said: “This was a tragic incident in which a pedestrian has sadly lost his life and our thoughts go out to this loved ones at this difficult time.

“As part of our ongoing investigation we are trying to establish a clear picture of what happened in the moments leading up to this collision. I would urge anyone who was in the area of the A189 Spine Road near Bedlington Station and may have witnessed the incident to get in touch. Additionally, any motorists travelling on that same stretch of road who have dash-cam fitted are also asked to get in touch.”

If you have information which could assist, please call 101 or visit our website and use the Tell us Something page quoting log 894 24/10/20.

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