Man discovered unconscious in Jarrow street taken to hospital

A police probe has been launched after a man was found unconscious in the street.

Officers were called to Grange Road in Jarrow at just before 7am, today.

Police sealed off the Grange Road in Jarrow after a man was found unconscious

Police sealed off the Grange Road in Jarrow after a man was found unconscious

A man had been discovered, seriously injured, on the side of the road.

Ambulance crews that attended contacted police who cordoned off the area as they launched in investigation.

Rumours circulating the estate believed the man may have been knocked from his bike in the early hours.

The road was re-opened later in the afternoon.

Road closed in Jarrow after man found unconscious

One resident who lived near to the scene said: “I didn’t hear anything. But when I came out this morning the police were there and they had sealed off the road.

“Someone said, a man had been knocked off his bike by car. Nobody seemed to know how old he was, but that he had been taken to hospital and it was serious.”

Another resident added: “The police have been round knocking on doors asking if anyone saw anything. People are saying he was on a bike and that he had been hit by a car.”

Police have since confirmed there was no bike at the scene when officers arrived.

The man was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital with serious injuries. He has since been transferred to a hospital in Newcastle, where police say he is currently in a stable condition.

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A spokeswoman for North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.40am to an injured patient on Grange Road at 6.40am. We sent one rapid response vehicle with paramedic and a double crewed ambulance.

“The patient was taken to South Tyneside Hospital.”

The man was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital with serious injuries. He has since been transferred to a hospital in Newcastle, where police say he is currently in a stable condition.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 6.57am police received a report from the ambulance service after a man was found unconscious on Grange Road in Jarrow.

“Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the man sustained the injuries but it is believed they could be the result of a fall.”

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them on 101. Callers are asking to quote reference number 139 26/09/18.