A man in his 30s riding on the back of an electric motorbike when it crashed with a Land Rover on Saturday has died of his injuries.

Emergency crews rushed to the incident near the White Swan pub on Lead Road in Greenside at about 7.35pm on Saturday (April 13) evening.

When they arrived they found a 33-year-old man, who was riding as a passenger on the back of the motorbike, had sustained serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later despite the efforts of medics.

The rider of the motorbike, a 30-year-old man, also sustained serious injuries but is in a stable condition in hospital.

It is not yet known how or why the electric motorcycle and Land Rover Defender collided, police said.

The driver of the Defender was uninjured and is assisting detectives.

Sergeant John Sanderson, from Northumbria Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are firmly with the family and loved ones of the man who has sadly lost his life in this tragic incident.

“We will offer them all of the support they need.”

“A full investigation is underway and a number of enquiries have already been made by our officers. We have already spoken to a number of people who were in the area at the time.

“I would urge anyone who has information about the incident – no matter how small you feel it may be – to get in touch with us if you have not yet done so.

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“We are particularly keen to hear from those who may have dashcam footage of the moments leading up to the collision.

“Please contact us if you have anything details which could assist our investigation.”

Thoose with information should use the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting log number NP-20240413-1061. Or you can email sciu@northumbria.police.uk.