Biker, 15, hurt in Hartlepool crash

The scene of a RTA in Cundall Road

The scene of a RTA in Cundall Road

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A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who was riding a motocross bike was taken to hospital by ambulance after being involved in a collision with a car.

The bike and a red Vauxhall Astra were involved in a collision in Cundall Road, in Hartlepool, at around 2.35pm yesterday.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after being alerted of the smash.

The teenage boy was treated at the scene before being taken to the University Hospital of James Cook, in Middlesbrough, with suspected broken wrists and leg injuries.

Emergency services say the driver of the car was not hurt in the crash.

A section of the road had to be closed after the smash while police and paramedics were on the scene.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 2.35pm after a collision between a car and an off-road bike.

“The ambulance arrived on the scene and the teenage boy was taken to hospital with possible broken wrists and leg injuries.”

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service added: “We were alerted of a road traffic collision between a bike and a car in Cundall Road, in Hartlepool.

“A 15-year-old male who was riding the bike was taken to the University Hospital of James Cook, in Middlesbrough.”

The motocross bike has been recovered by police.

Officers are now investigating whether any possible criminal offences have taken place.