Elderly biker knocked from scooter in Hartlepool Headland smash

The scene of the accident on the Headland.
The scene of the accident on the Headland.

A PENSIONER was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his scooter was involved in a road crash.

The man came off his bike at the junction of Moor Parade and Broad Field Road on the Headland at 4pm today after he was involved in a collision with a VW van.

Scene of the collision in Moor Road, on the Headland. Picture by Ian Malcolmson

Scene of the collision in Moor Road, on the Headland. Picture by Ian Malcolmson

A crew from the Great North Air Ambulance worked alongside paramedics and firefighters, who were called in to offer support after they were passing through the area.

The air ambulance landed its helicopter on fields next to the scene and took the man to the major trauma unit at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Ronnie Old, crew manager at Hartlepool Stranton Fire Station, said: “There was one elderly man who was a casualty after he came off his motorbike and was seriously injured.

“We offered first aid and helped the air ambulance crew with the casualty, assisting them and the paramedics to get across the to where the air ambulance was in situ.”

Accident investigators from Cleveland Police arrived on the scene as the incident was still ongoing.

Any witnesses or people with information which could help inquiries can call 101.