A PONTELAND man died of his injuries after a collision in North Tyneside.

Nigel Yue Bun Li (32) was on the main carriageway of the A19 soutbound between Seaton Burn and Moor Farm roundabout at 7.40am on Thursday, January 3, when he was hit by a vehicle.

Emergency services attended the scene after a black Volkswagen had been involved in a collision with Nigel who had got out of his car after stopping in a lay-by at the side of the road. Mr Li was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police said that Mr Li had been driving a silver Volkswagen Golf before pulling into the lay-by. It is understood a short time before the collision, the deceased had been involved in a disagreement with the driver of a white Ford Transit van.

Det. Insp. Dave English said: “This is a very tragic incident and 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 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 be able to help officers.”