Quad biker badly injured after smashing into car

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A QUAD biker in South Tyneside was airlifted to hospital after he crashed through the rear window of a parked car.

The 21–year–old was approaching the junction of Harton Rise and Marsden Road, South Shields, when the collision happen at 11.40am today.

It’s understood the biker crashed through the car’s window, suffering a fractured wrist and head injures.

The Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene and made an emergency landing in St Gregory’s RC Primary School’s yard.

The man was then airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary - where his condition is described as serious, but not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 11.40am, police were informed of a collision involving a quad bike and a car on Harton Rise, near to the junction with Marsden Road.

“The bike had collided with a parked car which was empty. The driver of the bike was taken to hospital, his injuries are serious but not thought to be life-threatening.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call police on 101 ext 69191.

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