Man found suffering serious head injuries after falling from pushbike

Officers from Hunter Crash Investigation Unit have commenced inquiries after a man was found on the roadway suffering serious injuries in Gateshead over the weekend.

About 12.30am Saturday, emergency services were called to the intersection of Oxford Street and Church Street, Gateshead, after a passer-by located a 36-year-old man suffering serious head injuries. His bicycle was found next to him.

The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering head injuries and remains in a serious condition.

Early investigations suggest the man may have been hit by a car. Officers are now appealing for anyone who may have seen a man riding a bike about 12.30am on, or near, Oxford Street at Gateshead, to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Hunter Crash Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.