Man, 25, dies following serious collision involving HGV on A194(M)
A man has died following a serious collision involving a heavy goods vehicle on A194(M). At around 5.10am on Sunday, police received a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry on the A194(M) eastbound near the junction with the A195 and Follingsby Lane. The pedestrian, 25, was taken to hospital but police confirmed on Monday morning that he died overnight.
His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers. Go here for the very latest breaking news updates from across the North East The driver of the HGV remained at the scene and is supporting officers with their investigation.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward. Inspector Dean Hood. of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “Any death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts go out to the man’s family at this sad time. “We will continue to offer them any support they need, and I would ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what happened.
“A full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding this collision and I am again asking for the public to assist us as we look to give the man’s family the answers they deserve. “If you were travelling in that area between 5am and 5.20am yesterday, please check any dashcam footage and let us know if you see anything that may be of interest.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20211121-0251.
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