Motorcyclist hurt in collision in Hartlepool

editorial image

A MAN was taken to hospital with a broken leg after coming off his scooter during a collision with two cars.

Police and paramedics were called to West View Road in Hartlepool, near the junction with Davison Drive, after reports of a collision.

Police say a 53-year-old man had come off his Piaggio scooter after it is thought he went into the back of a car which had slowed down when another vehicle, in front, stopped to pick someone up.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene before and ambulance arrived to take him to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “The man broke his ankle coming off his motorbike.

“One car had stopped to pick somebody up, another went into the back of it and the motorbike went into that.”

The other vehicles involved were a Volkswagen Jetta and a Volkswagen Polo and the incident happened around 12.50pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We took a male to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, suffering from a leg injury.”