Dad-of-two dies as motorcycle collides with car in Hartlepool

A dad-of-two has died after his motorcycle collided with a car in Hartlepool.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:52 am
Easington Road was cordoned off following the collision.

Martin Dixon, 56, was travelling along Easington Road, adjacent to Sheraton Court Care Home, when the collision happened at around 7.05pm yesterday.

Mr Dixon, from the Billingham Area, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Dixon leaves behind a wife and two children.

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A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "The collision also involved a black Citroen C3. The driver of this vehicle was uninjured.

"Mr Dixon leaves behind a wife and two children. The family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Anthony Harrison from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 216884."

Martin Dixon leaves behind a wife and two children.