Pedestrian taken to hospital after being hit by bus in South Shields

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A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a bus in South Shields.

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed one person had been injured and taken to South Tyneside District Hospital following an incident involving the E2 service on Dean Road, South Shields, yesterday.

His injuries have been described as serious but non life-threatening.

A spokesman for Stagecoach North East, which operates the E2 service, said: "A pedestrian was involved in an incident with a vehicle operating the E2 service on Sunday, October 2 at 8.40pm on Dean Road, in South Shields.

"Our thoughts are for the welfare of the person involved and we are also assisting the police with their inquiries into the circumstances.

"As a result of the incident, passengers were provided with a replacement bus service to enable them to continue their journey."

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a road traffic collision on Dean Road, South Shields, just after 8.40pm on Sunday.

"We dispatched two crews from our hazardous area response team, and a double-crew ambulance.

"One patient was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital."

A spokeswoman from Northumbria Police said: “Enquiries are ongoing. Witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 785 021016.