Credit: NE Traffic Cameras

Northumbria Police appealing for infomation after a serious collision in Dunston, Gateshead.

Taking to social media, they said:

“Shortly after 3pm yesterday, we were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Dunston Bank in Gateshead involving one of our police cars, which was responding to an emergency call-out, and a motorcycle.”

“The two people on the motorcycle were taken to hospital by air ambulance, with serious injuries. They remain in hospital at this time.”

“Meanwhile, our officer who was driving the car was also taken to hospital as a precaution and has now been discharged.”

“This is a serious collision which has sadly resulted in two people being hospitalised with serious injuries and our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this distressing time.”

“We are working hard to establish what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and are asking for any witnesses to get in touch and help us build a clear picture of what has happened.”

“If you were in the area and have any dashcam footage, or saw what happened, we’d ask you to get in touch with us as soon as you can.”

“Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to our investigation.”

Northumbria Police

“As is standard practice in such circumstances, the collision has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

Anyone with information in relation to the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police, quoting log NP-20220708-0666.

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