11-year-old boy dies after collision with bus in South Shields

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.

An 11-year-old boy has sadly passed away following a collision in South Shields. Around 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday October 25), police received a report that a boy riding a bicycle had collided with a bus on Lizard Lane.

Police officers and emergency services attended the scene, but despite the best efforts of the paramedics, the young boy was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Formal identification is yet to take place, but his family are being supported by specialist officers. They have requested their privacy at this incredibly difficult time.

Lizard Lane, South Shields

An investigation has now been launched. The road was closed for several hours, and the officers spoke with the bus driver and a number of witnesses. Enquiries into the circumstances of the collison are ongoing to determine the cause of the collision. Police are now asking for the public’s help, as they have asked anyone who might have seen what happened, or anyone with dashcam footage from the area to get in touch.

Inspector Phil Patterson, of Northumbria Police, said: “This collision has had devastating consequences for all involved, and our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time. We are working hard to establish exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and have spoken with a number of witnesses already to help us build up that picture. We are now asking for anyone else who saw what happened or who may have dashcam from the area to get in touch and assist us.”

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 or using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on our website, quoting log NP-20221025-0586.