Timeline of fatal South Shields accident


10.13pm – Call from distressed man answered by Northumbria Police contact handler Jill Maddison-Taylor.

10.17pm – Log created and information sent to resource control.

10.24pm – Vincent Gibson is hit by police car in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, while Mrs Maddison-Taylor is still talking to the caller.

10.35pm – Contact with caller is lost.

10.42pm – Caller rings 999 again.

10.48pm – Caller says he’s near a railway crossing in South Shields.

10.58pm – Police officer reaches the caller.

11.31pm – Man “kicks off” at hospital and is arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

12.06am – Man is placed in cell.

2.53pm – Man is taken to Bede Wing at South Tyneside District Hospital and placed in care of crisis team nurses.


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