Tyne & Wear

Woman dies after being hit by bus in Newcastle

The bus is recovered from the scene
Image caption The road around the scene was closed

A woman has died after being hit by a bus in Newcastle.

Police, fire service and paramedics were called to Westgate Road, close to its junction with Elswick Road, at midday.

The 68-year-old female pedestrian, was taken to the city's Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious injuries and died later, police said.

A section of the road between Elswick Row and Big Lamp was closed and diversions were set up.

No further details about the woman were being given until all family members had been told.

Police are appealing for any witnesses.

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