Teenager who died in a West Denton collision is named by police

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A 19-year-old who died following a collision in West Denton at the weekend has been named by Northumbria Police.

A 19-year-old man who died after being hit by a car on West Denton Way, in West Denton, has been named by Northumbria Police as Joe Scott.

On Sunday, October 15, police received a report of a one-vehicle collision which involved a grey BMW htting a bus stop, at which a number of people were stood.

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Emergency services attended the incident and despite the best efforts of paramedics, Joe, of Blakelaw in Newcastle, was sadly pronounced death at the scene.

Two women who were also stood at the bus stop were taken to hospital for treatment.

Joe Scott, 19, died following a collision in the West Denton area of Newcastle. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Joe Scott, 19, died following a collision in the West Denton area of Newcastle. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Joe Scott, 19, died following a collision in the West Denton area of Newcastle. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

One sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital, while the other sustained non-serious injuries and has since been discharged.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation into the collision and arrested three men on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Two of the men, aged 21 and 24, have been released from police custody and will face no further action, with another 21-year-old released on bail pending further inquiries.

Sergeant Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, passed this thoughts on to Joe’s family and has asked if anyone has information relating to the incident to come forward.

He said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with Joe’s loved ones at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.

“We will offer them all of the support they need as they come to terms with their loss and ask that their privacy is respected.

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“A full and thorough investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing.

“We continue to appeal for anyone with information, particularly those who were in the area and have dash cam footage in the moments leading up to the collision, to contact us.”

Anyone with information regarding the collision should use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting reference NP-20231015-0697.

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