Tyne & Wear

Scotswood bus crash leaves 11-year-old boy dead

Whickham View by junction with Broadmead Way Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on Whickham View by the junction with Broadmead Way

A schoolboy died when he was hit by a bus in Newcastle.

It happened on Whickham View near the junction with Broadmead Way, shortly after 15:30 GMT.

The 11-year-old, who was on foot, was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Transport company Stagecoach confirmed a number 38 bus had been involved. A spokeswoman said the firm's thoughts and sympathies were with the boy's family.

The crash happened close to Excelsior Academy but, although Northumbria Police confirmed the boy was local, they could not say whether he was a pupil at the school.

The road was closed while officers investigated what happened.

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