A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury after being thrown from his bike in a collision with a road sign and a car in Houghton.
The crash happened at about 10.30am yesterday on the A182 Hillside Way roundabout with the A690 Durham Road.
The motorbike, ridden by a 21-year-old man, was in collision with a grey Toyota Yaris.
Several police vehicles, an ambulance and a fire engine, from Rainton Bridge, attended the scene after passing firefighter Simon Vickery alerted emergency services.
“The car and the bike have collided and the motorcycle has hit the sign and come to rest.” Mr Vickery said. “Unfortunately, he’s suffered quite an injury.”
The Echo understands that the driver of the Yaris was unhurt.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At around 10.30am on Tuesday officers attended the scene where a motorbike and a car collided on the A182 at Hillside Way at the roundabout under the A690. A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious but not life threatening at this time. “
Anyone who saw the accident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 365 of 20/05/14.