Biker, 53, left with serious head injuries after collision with wall in Hartlepool

Inquiries are continuing today into a crash which led to a biker being airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after he collided with a wall on Hartlepool’s Headland.

Sunday, 4th July 2021, 12:12 pm

Now the force are appealing for help as they investigates the incident involving a KSR Moto motorcycle, which is believed to have collided with a wall.

It has left the 53-year-old man who had been riding the bike with serious head injuries and he remains in hospital today as his treatment continues.

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Cleveland Police closed off Northgate on the Headland as inquiries got underway into the collision.
Cleveland Police closed off Northgate on the Headland as inquiries got underway into the collision.

Anyone who saw what happened in the lead up to the crash could hold information which can help officers with their inquiries.

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A police spokesperson said on Sunday: “Air ambulance colleagues attended the scene alongside other emergency services and the man was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.”

At the time of the incident, the force urged people to find an alternative route while the emergency services were on the scene.

The Great North Air Ambulance's helicopter landed on the field of St Helen's Primary School after it was called in by the North East Ambulance Service.

It closed the road off for some time while the aftermath of the collision was dealt with and the police thanked people for their patience while the disruption continued.

A cordon remained in place during the evening as collision investigators gathered evidence, with the the bike remaining in place during the checks.

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed it was called to the scene at 6.56pm to reports of a road traffic collision.

The Great North Ambulance taking off from the playing field of St. Helen's Primary School. Picture by Frank Reid

A spokesperson said: “We dispatched a clinical manager, a specialist paramedic, and an ambulance crew, and requested support from Great North Air Ambulance.”

The charity’s helicopter was seen to land in the grounds of St Helen’s Primary School in nearby Durham Street at 7.45pm and left the area at 8pm.

Cleveland Police have asked for anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision or saw the collision take place to get in touch with Pc Paul Dixon, with from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit.

He can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 and callers are asked to quote incident 109587.

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