Man, 32, dies in hospital after horrific motorbike crash with car in Sunderland

A motorcyclist has died in hospital following a horrific accident in Sunderland.

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

The motorcycle rider and passenger were treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

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Police have just confirmed that a 32-year-old man has died from his injuries. His family has been informed and is being offered support by dedicated family liaison officers.

A 15-year-old boy, who was also on a motorcycle, remains in hospital in serious condition. The driver of the black Suzuki Swift stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with the investigation.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong, Northumbria Police, said: ‘Any death on our roads is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with those close to the man. It’s hard to understand what they’re going through right now, and I would ask that their privacy be respected as they try to come to terms with the events of the past 72 hours.

“Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing and I would like to thank those who have provided information since our public appeal. If you witnessed this collision, or were in the area at this time on Monday and seen a black Suzuki Swift or a dirt bike while traveling, we always want to hear from you.

“Please also check the dash cam footage – your information could give the man’s family the answers they deserve.”

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

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