Biker taken to hospital after collision with car on South Shields road

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A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after being injured in a road collision in South Shields.

The biker was heading down Mortimer Road when they were involved in a collision with a car.

The incident happened at about 12.45pm on Friday.

The biker was taken to hospital with suspected broken bones.

The road was closed for more than two hours while the bike was recovered.