Girl ‘serious but stable’ after collision with car in Sunderland

A girl is “serious but stable” in hospital after she was involved in a collision with a car while riding a bike.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 10:13 am
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 12:40 pm
The collision happened on Hawthorn Avenue, off Blind Lane, in Silksworth. Image copyright Google Maps.

She was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, for treatment to head injuries following the incident in Tunstall View, Silksworth, Sunderland, on Sunday.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said on Monday morning: “At about 1.45pm yesterday afternoon police received a report of a collision between a cyclist and a car on Tunstall View in the Silksworth area of Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended and the 11-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

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“The driver was spoken to by officers at the scene and although he was not injured, he was very shaken by the incident.

“Inquiries into the circumstances around the collision are ongoing.”

Witnesses should call 101, quoting incident 618 0707019.