A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in County Durham today.

Emergency services were called to Esh Winning at about 12.30pm on Friday, July 1.

The collision involved a car and a motorbike and happened at the B6302 junction with Priestburn Close.

One patient was taken to the University of North Durham for treatment.

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A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: said: "We received a call at 12.27pm this afternoon to reports of a road traffic incident involving a car and a motorbike on the B6302 junction with Priestburn Close, Esh Winning.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew and received support from an off-duty nurse on the scene.

"We took one patient to the University Hospital of North Durham for further treatment." 

The road was closed but has since reopened.

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