Motorcyclist hurt in Peterlee smash

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A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital with whiplash after colliding with a car.

Police were called after the smash involving a Yamaha motorbike and Citroen Xsara Picasso, in Crawford Avenue West at the junction with Essington Way, in Peterlee, this morning.

The incident happened at around 9am.

The man who was riding the motorbike was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.