Three men arrested after teen dies following car collision with West Denton bus stop

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The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday evening.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man died following a road traffic collision in Newcastle.

Shortly after 4pm on Sunday, October 15, Northumbria Police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on West Denton Way in West Denton.

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It was reported that a grey BMW car collided with a bus stop, where a number of people were stood.

Emergency services attended the scene and despite the best efforts of paramedics, one of the people stood at the bus stop – a 19-year-old man – was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

Two women who were also stood at the bus stop and were injured in the collision were taken to hospital.

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One sustained serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening and remains in hospital. The other woman sustained non-serious injuries.

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Police have said a full investigation is underway into the collision and three men – one aged 24, and two aged 21 – have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They are all currently in police custody.

A section of West Denton Way which was closed immediately after the collision has since re-opened.

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Sergeant Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who has sadly passed away 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.”

Sgt Bartle added: “A full and thorough investigation is underway by officers to ascertain exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the collision.

“We are keen to hear from any witnesses who were in the area at the time, particularly those who may have dash cam footage from their vehicles which could help with our enquiries.

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“Please get in touch if you have any information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, regarding the collision.”

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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