Elderly woman fighting for her life after accident involving motorcycle

The scene in Easington Lane.
The scene in Easington Lane.
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AN elderly woman is fighting for her life after an accident involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

Police are appealing for information after the incident on South Hetton Road in Easington Lane.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 70s, was taken to hospital by air ambulance where her condition is believed to be life-threatening.

There were two people on the motobike, a rider and passenger, and both were taken to hospital where their condition is being assessed.

Police were called at 12.15pm today and the road was closed for a short time to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish what happened and are asking any witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 487 20/05/14.