A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash involving a car and a motorbike.

At 10.40pm on Friday (April 12, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the A19 southbound, close to the slip road with Lindisfarne Roundabout, in Jarrow.

It was reported that, for reasons yet to be established, a Mitsubishi Outlander car had collided with an off-road electric motorcycle.

Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident.

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

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The driver of the Mitsubishi, a woman in her 40s, sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital but later discharged.

Officers have launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what took place to contact them.

Witnesses should use the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting log number NP-20240412-1243.