A BIKER and a teenager suffered multiple broken bones after a crash between a motorbike and a car in Billingham.
The 42-year-old woman rider of a Yamaha motorcycle, who was carrying a 14-year-old girl as a pillion passenger, collided with a black Ford Ka.
The incident happened near Marsh House Avenue, in Billingham, at the junction with the A1185 Seal Sands Link Road at 7.45pm last night, on Tuesday, July 15.
The Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene along with paramedics on the ground, however, both patients were taken to hospital by road.
The pair are in the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, were they are described as being in a “stable and comfortable condition”.
The woman suffered a head injury, multiple fractures to her ribs, wrist, thumb and cheek bone and facial injuries.
The school girl was left with injuries to her arm and a fractured pelvis.
The 21-year-old woman driver of the Ford Ka was uninjured, but was suffering from shock.
a spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said: “We were called to Billingham to assist the North East Ambulance Service in helping two female motorcyclists, a rider and pillion, who had collided with a car at high speed.
“Both were deemed serious.
“Our patient was 42-years-old, believed to be local. She had sustained head, chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries and due to the proximity was taken to James Cook University Hospital by road. She was accompanied by our doctor and paramedic air crew.”
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact PC Paul Callaghan from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 122104.