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.