A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after his electric motorbike was involved in a crash.

The 14-year-old boy has been left with life-threatening injuries following the incident on Sunday (July 30) night.

Police and paramedics were called to a slip road off the A1058 Coast Road in North Shields at 9.40pm on Sunday after reports of a crash involving an electric motorbike.

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The teen, who was riding the bike at the time, suffered serious head injuries in the collision.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or have dashcam footage from around the time, to come forward.

A force spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was left with life-threatening injuries following a road traffic collision in North Tyneside.

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"At 9.40pm on Sunday (July 30), police received a report from the North East Ambulance Service of a collision involving an electric motorbike on the eastbound slip road on the A1058 Coast Road in North Shields, at the junction with Billy Mill Lane.

“We are particularly keen to hear from any road users who may dashcam footage of traffic in the area during the moments leading up to the collision which may assist their enquiries.

“Witnesses should use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting log number NP-20230730-01240.”