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Pensioner dies following three-vehicle collision near Newcastle Falcons' stadium

An investigation has been launched by police after a pensioner died following a serious three-vehicle collision near the Newcastle Falcons' stadium.

Northumbria Police was alerted to a three-vehicle collision on Brunton Road near to the entrance of Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park stadium at around 3.40pm on Friday, April 29. Emergency services attended the scene and a man in his 70s was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Sadly, on Tuesday the force confirmed that he has since passed away in hospital. Police said the man’s next of kin has been notified and are being offered support by specialist officers.

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Now, as part of their ongoing enquiries, officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch. They especially want to hear from anybody who was travelling in the area who may have dashcam footage that can assist their investigation.

Anyone with information can contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20220429-0702. Alternatively, you can email 8961@northumbria.police.uk.