Boy, 11, dies after being hit by bus while riding bicycle in ‘devastating’ crash, in Lizard Lane, Whitburn

Police were scrambled to Tyneside just after 3.30pm yesterday following the horror.

Sadly, the 11-year-old boy was unable to be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Special officers are now assisting his family.

Police have launched an investigation into the half-term tragedy and closed the road.

They confirmed they spoke to the bus driver, who remained at the scene.


A probe has been launched with police urging anyone with information to come forward.

Phil Patterson, Inspector at 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.”