Police charge man in connection with fatal crash in Northumberland

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in Northumberland, in which a pedestrian died after being hit by two cars.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 12:04 pm
Emergency services attended the scene.

Shortly before 6am on Monday, January 13, Northumbria Police received a report of a crash involving two cars and a pedestrian on Foremans Row near the Keel Row Pub, Seaton Deleval.

A white Vauxhall Insignia hit a pedestrian who was on the carriageway. Another car, a red Mazda 2, which was travelling in the opposite direction at the time, then also hit the man.

Emergency services attended the scene, with the road closed for several hours between the Laverock Hall Road roundabout and the mini roundabout of the B1326, East Cramlington.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Immediately after the incident, another man, who is believed to have been walking with the victim beforehand, got into the Vauxhall Insignia as the owner of that car was helping the victim.

He then drove away from the scene.

An investigation was launched into the circumstances, and the incident that followed, with a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Northumbria Police confirmed that Jake Dimmick, 26, of Elm Trees, Blyth, has been charged with a series of offences on Tuesday, January 14 including aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen and other document offences.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Bedlington Magistrates’ on Tuesday.

A formal identification of the pedestrian is ongoing and police inquiries continue.

Inspector Ian Cutty, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, has called on witnesses, or motorists who may have dashcam footage, to come forward to help with the force’s investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting the reference number 105 13/01/20.

Alternatively, members of the public can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.