Man taken to hospital in critical conditon after fall from bike

A man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from a pedal bike near Seaham.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 10:28 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:11 pm
Air ambulance was called into action after a man fell from his bike

The 44-year-old was found with serious head and back injuries following the fall which happened in Dalton-le-Dale.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service crew was called into action at about 11.15am, yesterday.

The man was placed into a medically induced coma before being taken to Newcastle's Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

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His condition is said to be "critical."

As yet, there are no details how the man came to fall off his bike.