Teenager who died in fatal collision in Whitley Bay is named

The scene of the fatal accident on The Links, Whitley Bay.
The scene of the fatal accident on The Links, Whitley Bay.

Police have named the teenager killed in a collision in Whitley Bay on Sunday night.

William Dorey, 18, of Cromer Gardens, Whitley Bay, died after being struck by a Renault Megane travelling south on the A193 The Links at 9.42pm on Sunday.

Emergency services attended, including police and ambulance staff, but sadly Mr Dorey later died from his injuries.

The road was closed for six-and-a-half hours to enable the scene to be examined by officers.

Two males who had been arrested in connection with the collision, have now been released pending further enquiries.

Officers are still appealing for any CCTV footage from homes or business premises, or from any motorists who may have dashcam style footage, of a Renault Megane and a Vauxhall Corsa car travelling from Blyth towards Whitley Bay around 9pm to the time of the collision at 9.42pm in the following areas:

North Tyneside – Shiremoor, North Shields, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay.

Sergeant Steve Minnikin, from Northumbria Police Motor Patrols, said: “We are asking for help from the public to assist our enquiries into this fatal collision.

“Specifically we’re asking for any CCTV footage that motorists may have captured when travelling in the area, or from homes or businesses who also may have had CCTV operating.

“Any footage of these two vehicles at the relevant time would be of interest to our enquiry.”

Anyone with any CCTV footage or any information is asked to contact motor patrols on 101 quoting reference 1076 07/05/17.