Fighting for life
A 21-YEAR-OLD man who was hit by a car on the Tyne Bridge remains critically ill.
Police have confirmed that the pedestrian injured in the early hours of Saturday is Connor McDade, from the Hartlepool area.
Mr McDade was hit by a Ford Fiesta on the southbound side of the bridge near to the junction with Askew Road in Gateshead shortly after 3.15am.
He sustained injuries described as “serious and life-threatening”.
The driver of the Ford Fiesta has been assisting the police with their inquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the acccident is asked to get in touch with Northumbria Police via 101 and quote reference 182 14/04/18.