Biker hurt in collision

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car at a busy junction.

The biker was hurt after a collision with a Mazda 323 car at the junction of Elwick Road and Baden Street, in Hartlepool, around 6.40pm yesterday.

Firefighters called to the scene gave the motorcyclist first aid until paramedics arrived.

The rider was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, with minor grazes to his hands and a minor leg injury while the driver of the car was unhurt.