OAP in hospital after Hartlepool motorbike smash

WITNESS APPEAL: The scene of the accident.
WITNESS APPEAL: The scene of the accident.

AN elderly man is in hospital with multiple injuries after a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Hartlepool.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the smash, which happened at about 4pm on Friday, May 1.

A VW Transporter van and a Honda C90 motorcycle collided between Moor Parade and Broadfields Road.

A 76-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital with head, leg and internal injuries, and has been detained.

Anyone who saw the accident is asked to contact Pc Timothy Glen of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 072508.