Appeal after fatal collision in Gateshead

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Gateshead. 

At 12.45pm, yesterday (January 26), a Nissan Micra collided with an elderly man as he was crossing the road at the bottom of Shibdon Bank.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and the 83-year-old man was taken to the RVI hospital for treatment.

Despite the efforts of medical staff, the man sadly died from his injuries at 3:35pm.

A section of the road at Shibdon Bank was closed to allow for collision investigation to take place and is now fully re-opened.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision, and saw what happened, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 474 26/01/16.

The police are not in a position to name the man involved in the collision at this time as officers are trying to contact his next of kin.

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