Motorcylist suffers serious injuries after hitting lamppost in Chester-le-Street

Emergency services at the accident scene.

Emergency services at the accident scene.

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A MOTORCYCLIST had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash.

 The 44-year-old man suffering multiple injuries and had to be anaesthetised at the scene of the smash on the A693 in Pelton, near Chester-le-Street.

Emergency services at the accident scene.

Emergency services at the accident scene.

 The accident happened when the motorcycle collided with a lamppost at 11.50am yesterday.  

 The Guardian of the North chopper and its sister craft the Pride of Cumbria, were both sent to the incident.

 A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance said: “The Great North Air Ambulance had both aircrafts at the scene due to the serious nature of the incident.”

The man was flown to the RVI.”