Sunderland biker will not face charges after twin toddlers horror smash

Police attend the scene of  RTA involving a motorcycle and a woman with her 2 children at the Junction of City Way and Camberwell Way at Doxford Park in Sunderland.
Police attend the scene of RTA involving a motorcycle and a woman with her 2 children at the Junction of City Way and Camberwell Way at Doxford Park in Sunderland.
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A MOTORCYCLIST involved in a horror smash which left a mum and her twin toddlers in hospital will not face charges.

Northumbria Police have confirmed no further action will be taken against the rider after the accident in February.

The 26-year-old woman was crossing City Way on the Doxford International business park, close to its junction with Camberwell Way, when the accident occurred.

She had the twins, a boy and a girl named locally as Amy and Logan, in a pram.

The children were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital before Amy was transferred to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Logan was released a few weeks later, but Amy spent several months in hospital.

She has now been released, but is still receiving treatment.

Police yesterday confirmed there would be no charges as a result of the crash.

“A full investigation has been carried out,” said a force spokesman.

“There will be no action taken against the rider of the motorcycle.”

Witnesses at the time spoke of their horror at the smash.

Sophia Bearman, who works in the nearby Oak Tree pub, passed the incident just minutes after it took place.

The 25-year-old said: “It was horrific.

“It must have just happened because the ambulance hadn’t arrived yet and the woman was stood just looking on at the motorbike, which was at the side of the road.

“I had my two young nephews in the back and I had to try to distract them and tell them not to look out because it was just that awful.

“I watched the whole thing unravel and there were about seven police cars there with all their lights flashing and ambulances. It was terrible.”

The incident led to calls for a pedestrian crossing or other road safety measures to be put in place.

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