A motorcyclist has died after he was involved in a collision with a second motorbike in Weardale yesterday afternoon.
The accident happened at 2.10pm on the A689 at St John’s Chapel, near Bishop Auckland, between a Yamaha and a Honda.
The Yamaha was heading out of St John’s Chapel when it collided with the Honda, which had been travelling in the opposite direction.
As a result the Honda then hit a lamppost and a drystone wall, leading to the rider suffering fatal injuries.
He was confirmed dead at the scene.
The man has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be a 30-year-old from County Durham.
The other rider, a 33-year-old man from Hebburn in South Tyneside is being treated at the University Hospital North Durham for non-life threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for any witnesses, especially anyone who might have dashcam footage of either motorbike before the incident, to contact the collision investigation unit on: 0191 375 2159.