Motorbike rider left with serious injuries following a collision in South Shields
A motorbike rider has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision in South Shields.
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Northumbria Police has confirmed that the incident involved a motorbike and a car.
A police cordon was put in place while emergency services worked at the scene.
Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are asking for anyone with information to contact them.
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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At around 5.25pm yesterday (Tuesday) police received a report via the ambulance service of a two-vehicle collision involving a motorbike and a car on Fitzpatrick Place in South Shields.
“Emergency services attended the scene where the rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or call 101 quoting reference number: NP-20230829-0779.”
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) dispatched three ambulance crews and a clinical team leader to the scene of the incident.
NEAS worked alongside the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) to transport the motorbike rider to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
A NEAS spokesperson commented: “We received a call at 5.28pm last night (Tuesday 29 August) to reports of a road traffic incident on Fitzpatrick Place, South Shields.
“We dispatched three ambulance crews and a clinical team leader to the scene, and requested the support of our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who attended by air.
“One patient was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) for further treatment.”