Biker, 53, is 'stable' after suffering serious head injuries in wall collision in Hartlepool

Police have provided an update on the condition of a biker who was seriously injured in a crash on the Headland.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 4:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 4:51 pm

A 53-year-old man was flown to hospital by air ambulance after his motorcycle collided with a wall on Northgate, on the Headland, just before 7 pm on Saturday, July 3.

The incident left the man with serious head injuries and he was taken for treatment to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, by air ambulance .

Cleveland Police said on Tuesday, July 6, that his condition is “stable”.

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

The update comes after the force launched a witness appeal over the weekend and inquiries got underway.

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A police spokesperson said on Sunday: “Police are appealing for any witnesses after a collision in Hartlepool involving a KSR moto motorcycle.

“The collision happened around 7 pm on Northgate, on the Headland, on Saturday 3rd July.

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.

“A motorcycle is believed to have collided with a wall, leaving the male rider, aged 53, with serious head injuries.

“Air ambulance colleagues attended the scene alongside other emergency services and the man was air lifted to James Cook University Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

“Anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision or may have seen the collision take place, is asked to contact PC Paul Dixon from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, on the non-emergency number 109587.”

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

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