A 38-year-old man who was in collision with a bus in Hadston, near Amble, hours after being arrested by police has died in hospital.
The man had been in hospital since the collision near to Togston East Farm Cottage at around 6am on Thursday (November 13) and today he has died as a result of his injuries.
He had been arrested at 4.40pm the previous afternoon and because of that contact between Northumbria Police and the man, the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in accordance with procedure.
Police have not yet released the name of the man.
Inquiries are ongoing into the collision and officers are still appealing for anyone with any information to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 166 13/11/14.