Durham biker suffers severe back injury after crashing off-road motorbike

The man was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.
The man was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.
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A man has suffered a severe back injury after crashing his off-road motorbike in Northumberland.

The 41-year-old, from Durham, was riding at Slaley Forest, Northumberland, when the incident happened on Saturday afternoon.

Due to his location, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was called who flew him to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The flight took 19 minutes and he arrived in a stable condition.