Tyne & Wear

Man trapped under bus in Gateshead dies

The scene of a collision in Gateshead
Image caption Mr Morrison died after becoming trapped under the bus

An elderly man has died after he was hit by a bus in Gateshead and became trapped underneath.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the incident at about 07:30 BST on High Street, Wrekenton.

A spokesperson from the North East Ambulance Service confirmed Thomas Morrison, 73, who was trapped under the bus, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Mr Morrison lived in the Leam Lane area of Gateshead. Officers have appealed for witnesses.

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