Tyne & Wear

Man arrested over crash death of Brian Pattinson in Ushaw Moor

Brian Pattinson
Image caption Mr Pattinson died in hospital

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the death by careless driving of a County Durham pensioner who died in a head-on crash.

Brian Pattinson, 72, was driving a Peugeot 205 on Broom Lane in Ushaw Moor, when he was involved in a collision with a VW Bora on Tuesday.

Mr Pattinson, from Oswald Court, Durham, was airlifted to hospital in Newcastle, but died later.

The 35-year-old, from Ushaw Moor, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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