NORTHUMBRIA Police released a short statement after an inquest this afternoon returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’ on dad-of-two Vincent Gibson.
The 50-year-old, of Shaw Avenue, Biddick Hall, South Shields, died from multiple injuries after being hit by the car - which was responding to an emergency - as he crossed the road in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, on January 7, 2012.
This afternoon, a jury of 10 people returned with a finding of accidental death.
Afterwards, Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman said: “We continue to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Vincent Gibson.
“HM Coroner has conducted a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Gibson’s death, and has declared a verdict of accidental death.
“HM Coroner has indicated he will write to the parties, and we will consider the contents of his correspondence carefully.”