Police ap­peal for dash­cam footage af­ter A19 in­ci­dent

Vic­tim named af­ter col­li­sion

Sunday Sun - - News - By So­nia Sharma Re­porter so­[email protected]­plc.com

A MAN who died fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent on the A19 has been named by police as de­tec­tives ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion about an al­leged dis­agree­ment that took place be­fore the col­li­sion.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on the south­bound car­riage­way of the A19, be­tween Seaton Burn and Moor Farm round­about, at around 7.40am on Thurs­day.

Emer­gency ser­vices went to the scene af­ter a black Volk­swa­gen had been in­volved in a col­li­sion with a man who had got out of his car af­ter stop­ping in a lay-by at the side of the road.

The de­ceased has now been named as 32-year-old Nigel Yue Bun Li, from Pon­te­land.

Police say he was on the main car­riage­way at the time of the col­li­sion and en­quiries are on­go­ing to es­tab­lish how he came to be on the road.

He was pro­nounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Mr Li had been driv­ing a sil­ver Volk­swa­gen Golf be­fore pulling into the lay-by.

It is un­der­stood that a short time be­fore the col­li­sion, Mr Li had been in­volved in a dis­agree­ment with the driver of a white Ford Tran­sit van.

Both ve­hi­cles had pulled into the lay-by when the dis­agree­ment took place. The van driver was later ar­rested by of­fi­cers on sus­pi­cion of man­slaugh­ter. He has since been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cers are keen to hear from any­one who saw or has dash­cam footage of ei­ther the VW Golf or van prior to the col­li­sion.

Det Insp Dave English, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a very tragic in­ci­dent and

I would urge any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion or dash­cam footage of ei­ther of the males in the lay-by or the ac­ci­dent to come for­ward

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our thoughts are with Mr Li’s fam­ily who are be­ing sup­ported by spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

“We are cur­rently try­ing to es­tab­lish ex­actly what has hap­pened and I would urge any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion or dash­cam footage of ei­ther of the males in the lay-by or the ac­ci­dent to come for­ward. Some­times the small­est detail can be of the great­est im­por­tance, so even if it is some­thing mi­nor, it may help of­fi­cers.”

Any­one who can help should call police on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 507 03/01/19.

■ The A19 was closed near Seaton Burn fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent

■ Nigel Yue Bun Li was pro­nounced dead at the scene

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