Seriously injured man in hospital after motorbike accident in Linthorpe

A man remains seriously injured in hospital after a motorcycle accident in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police released a statement after two men were injured in an accident on Roman Road in Linthorpe around 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses and people with dash cam footage are being asked to speak to officers, after two men riding a Kawasaki motorbike were injured when they collided with a stationary car.

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A badly damaged blue motorbike was seen lying on the road and witnesses said two people were riding the motorbike when it crashed. An eyewitness described hearing a loud bang when the crash occurred.

Police say the passenger suffered minor injuries, but the 38-year-old driver was seriously injured and remains in hospital on Sunday evening. The road has been closed pending investigations.

Police at the scene of the Roman road

Witnesses said the motorbike was traveling south along Roman Road when it hit a speed bump outside Linthorpe Community Primary School and then lost control. The motorbike then allegedly crashed into roadside railings before hitting a black Skoda which was parked on the side of the road.

A witness said people at the scene went to help the injured men before help arrived. The Cleveland Police Collision Investigation Unit arrived at the scene around 6:30 p.m. The road was closed from the Roman Road junction to the junction after Lambeth Road.

Cleveland firefighters confirmed they were on the scene and asked people to avoid the area while the air ambulance landed. They left around 6:15 p.m. to allow the police to carry out an investigation.

Great North Air Ambulance confirmed they were contacted at 5.27pm to report a traffic accident and arrived at the scene at 5.33pm. A doctor and paramedic assessed and treated the patients before they were transported to hospital by road ambulance.

Witnesses or those with footage or other information are asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 081438.


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