Police have renewed an appeal for information from witnesses after the rider of an electric bike died in the aftermath of a collision with a car.

Officers investigating the accident in Sunderland city centre today (Sunday June 25) confirmed the death of the 30-year-old e-bike rider.

A report was received of the collision, near to the junction with Maritime Street and Holmeside shortly after 1am on Thursday (June 22).

It was reported that the e-bike was travelling westbound when, for reasons yet to be established, it collided with a black VW Golf.

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Emergency services attended the scene and the 30-year-old man, who was believed to be the rider of the e-bike, was taken to hospital suffering serious injuries.

Northumbria Police stated today: “He sadly passed away on Friday evening.

“His family are currently being supported by specially trained officers at this tragic time.

“The driver of the car remained at the scene and is continuing to assist officers with their inquiries.”

An investigation was launched by the force’s motor patrols team to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision including the continued appeal for information and request for witnesses to come forward, particularly those with any dashcam footage.

The investigation officer, Sergeant Craig Bartle, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the 30-year-old man as they attempt to come to terms with their loss.

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“We are committed to establishing exactly what happened and implore any witnesses who have not yet come forward to please contact police.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant you fear it may be, could massively assist this investigation and help provide answers for a grieving family.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website, or call 101, quoting reference number NP-20230622-0044.