Motorcyclist suffers broken collar bone in Hartlepool smash

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A MOTORCYCLIST has been left with a broken collar bone after a crash in Hartlepool.

The incident happened on Rossmere Way, at the junction of Ardrossan Road, when the Suzuki Bandit motorbike was in a collision with a BMW 318i vehicle. It happened at about at 6.10pm on New Year’s Day,

The force of the smash left the 42-year-old bike rider with the injury to his collar bone and he was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, for treatment and was later released.

The driver of the BMW, a man, is not believed to have suffered any injuries.

Today police appealed for anyone who witnessed the smash to come forward.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on New Year’s Day in Hartlepool.

“The incident happened at around 6.10pm on Thursday, January 1, at the junctions of Rossmere Way and Ardrossan Road. It involved a BMW 318i and a Suzuki Bandit motorcycle.”

Witnesses are asked to contact Pc Andy Overton at the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 000576.