Appeal for witnesses after bike crash

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A BIKER was taken to hospital after falling off his motorbike on a busy road.

The rider was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital after losing control of his bike on the A19 today at about 12.20pm.

Details of his injuries have not been released but are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police investigators are trying to establish what caused the man to come off his motorbike between the Chester Road turn off and the A1231 turn off.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043.