Motorcyclist taken to hospital after rush hour crash with car

Jarrow Road, South Shields. Image: Google Maps
Jarrow Road, South Shields. Image: Google Maps

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash with a car on a busy South Tyneside road.

It happened this morning at 8.30am on Jarrow Road, South Shields.

The rider was taken to hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police were called to a report of a collision on Jarrow Road at 8.30am this morning.

"Two vehicles were involved, a motorbike and a car. The motorbike rider was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

"Inquiries are ongoing."

Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 228 20/07/16.

The road crash comes just days after another on the same road, when two people were taken to hospital.

It happened on July 11 at 2.20pm when police, fire crews and paramedics were called to Jarrow Road at its junction with Church Bank, Jarrow.

Two cars were believed to have been involved in the collision.

One person was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, while a second was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital.

Police said both were being treated for “serious but not life-threatening” injuries.

The road was closed in both directions to allow the aftermath of the collision to be dealt with.

The accident is not far from the spot where a pensioner died in a crash in 2014.