17-year-old in hospital with life threatening injuries after minbus crashes with pick-up truck

A TEENAGER is in hospital with life threatening injuries after minbus crashed with a pick-up truck this morning. Shortly before 5.15am today, Sunday, October 3, Northumbria Police received a report that, for reasons yet to be established, a black pick-up truck and a silver minibus had collided. Officers from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department attended the scene alongside emergency services.

Two passengers in the pick-up truck were taken to hospital with one passenger- a 17-year-old male- sustaining life-threatening injuries and an 18-year-old male being admitted to hospital. The driver of the minibus sustained minor injuries. Sergeant Matt Sykes from the Force’s Motor patrols department said: “Our investigation is ongoing, and we are gathering information to build up a picture of how the collision occurred.

“If you were travelling on Howard Street, Newcastle, at around 5.10am this morning and saw a black Mitsubishi pick-up truck and a silver minibus, please get in touch. We are asking anyone who witnessed the collision, saw any persons leaving the scene on foot or may have dashcam footage to get in touch. “Also if you stopped at the scene and especially if you have any mobile phone footage we would like you to contact us.”

Howard Street and Gibson Street, near Newcastle quayside, remain closed. There is a diversion in place. Anyone with information, or dashcam footage is asked to contact 101, or use the Tell us Something page on our website, quoting log NP-20211003-0196.

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