Police in Sunderland launch inquiry as motorcyclist left with 'serious injuries' after bus crash

A police investigation is underway in Sunderland following a collision between a bus and a motorcyclist.

Friday, 9th August 2019, 3:16 pm

The biker was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary on Thursday, August 8 after the crash, which happened at the junction of Southwick Road and Keir Hardie Way.

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation into the collision, and is appealing for information from the public.

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An air ambulance also attended the scene

A force spokesperson said on Friday, August 9: "At 6.52pm yesterday, police received a report of a collision involving a bus and a motorcyclist at the junction of Southwick Road and Keir Hardie Way, Sunderland.

"Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

"An investigation is ongoing into the incident. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 944 080819 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East said: “We are working with the police in their investigation into last nights incident involving one of our buses in Southwick.

Police attended the scene of a bus crash in Sunderland

“All of our vehicles are fitted with CCTV and this has been handed to the police to aid their investigations.

“There were no casualties on the bus, including our driver who was understandably shaken by the accident.

“Our services have returned to normal."