Cyclist in stable condition after Durham traffic smash

The Great North Air Ambulance aircraft at Durham Racecourse on Tuesday, November 10, following a traffic smash.
The Great North Air Ambulance aircraft at Durham Racecourse on Tuesday, November 10, following a traffic smash.
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A cyclist remains in a stable condition in hospital after being involved in a traffic smash.

The 25-year-old man was injured after the bike he was riding collided with a car in Leazes Road, in Durham City, shortly after 2pm on Tuesday.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Durham Racecourse, near the scene, and after being treated for head injuries, the man was flown to the RVI in Newcastle where he remains.

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance said: “At 2.15pm yesterday, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a roundabout on Leazes Road, Durham, where a male cyclist, believed 25-years-old, had collided with a car.

“The aircraft landed at the Racecourse.

“The patient had sustained serious head injuries and was anaesthetised on scene by GNAAS’ doctor-led trauma team, working alongside their colleagues in the North East Ambulance Service.

“The man was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

“The flight took seven minutes and he was stable on arrival.”

Investigators have launched an appeal for witnesses following the incident, which involved an Audi A4, driven by a 36-year-old woman from Chester-le-Street. She was unharmed.

If you have any information, or if you were a witness, contact 0191 3752159, or call Durham Constabulary on 101.