Motorbike passenger dies after crash in Washington

ACCIDENT APPEAL: The scene of accident Heworth Road, Concord, Washington.
ACCIDENT APPEAL: The scene of accident Heworth Road, Concord, Washington.
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A WOMAN who was injured in a road accident in Washington at the weekend has died.

The 23-year-old was flown by air ambulance to the RVI in Newcastle after the motorbike on which she was a passenger collided with a car at the junction of Heworth Road and Inkerman Road, Concord, at 11.30am on Sunday.

A Great North Air Ambulance trauma team, with the help of land paramedics, anaesthetised the woman at the scene before performing some minor surgery and giving blood.

She was then flown to the Major Trauma Centre in the RVI, but has since died.

The driver of the motorbike suffered a fractured leg. The driver of the car was not injured.

The road was closed for a short time to allow for the incident to be dealt with and for enquiries carried out.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 503 26/04/15.