Investigations continue into crash between motorbike and bus at Sunderland junction

A biker is continuing to recover after he collided with a double decker bus at a Sunderland junction.

By Fiona Thompson
Monday, 12 August, 2019, 13:40

The North East Ambulance Service attended and the Great North Air Ambulance landed in the car park at the Stadium of Light, with a 20-year-old motorcyclist airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infimary in Newcastle.

Northumbria Police has said he sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police closed off the junction while the scene was cleared.

Go North East, which was operating the bus involved, has said it is working with the police, with CCTV footage handed to officers.

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It says its driver was left shaken by the collision and its services were diverted while the scene was cleared.

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers via 101 and quote reference number 944 08/08/19.

Go North East is supporting the police investigation into the collision.
The road was partially blocked by the crash.