Moped rider fractured skull in crash

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A MOPED rider fractured his skull in a crash involving a coach.

The accident happened at about 3pm on Tuesday, half a mile south of Ocean View Estate, in Mickle Hill Road, Blackhall.

The rider, an 18-year-old from the area, had gone on an off-road track across a field on to Mickle Hill Road.

There, his vehicle collided with a coach heading towards Blackhall.

He suffered injuries including a fractured skull and was taken to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he is described as being in a stable condition.