Bikers are fighting for their lives after a serious car crash in Sunderland

Two bikers are fighting for their lives in hospital after a serious accident in Sunderland.

Emergency services were called to report a collision involving a Suzuki Swift car and a dirt bike at the junction of St Luke’s Terrace, East Moor Road and Midmoor Road in Pallion around 9.35pm on Monday.

The motorcycle rider and passenger were treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. They remain in hospital at this time with life-threatening injuries.

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A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to report a road traffic accident on Exeter Street in Sunderland at 9.36pm last night. We dispatched two ambulance crews, a team from our Hazardous Area Response Team and a specialist paramedic and transported two patients to the RVI.”

The driver of the black Suzuki Swift reportedly stopped at the scene and was assisting officers with their investigation. Inquiries are underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong, Northumbria Police, said: ‘This is clearly a serious incident which has resulted in the hospitalization of two people with life-threatening injuries. We are committed to finding out exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and I am today appealing to any witnesses to contact me as soon as possible.

“If you were traveling in the area and saw the collision, or saw a black Suzuki Swift or dirt bike nearby, please let us know. I would also ask everyone to check their dash cam footage and contact me if you see anything interesting.

“Your information, however insignificant you may think it may be, could be absolutely crucial in ensuring that we get answers for the respective families.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the “Tell us something” page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220418-1088. You can also email 512@northumbria.police.uk.

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