Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after crash
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a crash in South Shields.
Emergency services attended Wenlock Road in the Simonside area just before 2pm today.
A section of the road was taped off by police following the incident.
The North East Ambulance Service said: "The initial call came in at 13.57.
"A male had come off a motorbike and had a head injury.
"They went by land ambulance to the RVI hospital in Newcastle."
Further details of the casualty's condition are not known.