Motorcyclist remains in hospital after Sunderland crash

A motorcyclist remains in hospital after a crash with a car in Sunderland.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 9:49 am
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 10:49 am
Police at the scene of the crash on Hewitt Avenue, Sunderland.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Hewitt Avenue at around 7pm on Thursday, April 12.

A man riding the motorbike and a woman driving a car were both taken to hospital following the incident.

Police at the scene of the crash on Hewitt Avenue in Sunderland on Thursday night.

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The man suffered injuries to his leg, while the woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police have confirmed the man is still in hospital.

Hewitt Avenue and the junctions of Leechmere Way and Rye View Road were closed while the road was cleared.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 7.05pm yesterday (Thursday), police received a report of a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car on Hewitt Avenue, Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended and a male motorcyclist was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his leg.

"The female driver of the car was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The road and the junctions of Leechmere Way and Rye View Road were closed as a clean-up operation took place.

"Nobody else was injured.”