On Thursday afternoon (June 1) a car crashed into a motorbike at the former New Inn junction in central Durham, next to Whitechurch Free House.
This triggered a major emergency response and the injured motorcyclist was taken to North Durham University Hospital by ambulance.
Several lanes have been closed to ensure the safety of emergency responders, the public and those involved in the accident. Detours have been put in place but the road is now fully open again.
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A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “Just before 4.15pm police were alerted to a collision between a motorbike and a car at the former New Inn junction in Durham, in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured.”
“Emergency forces are on site and there are several lane closures and diversions at the intersection, which have led to significant traffic delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.”
An eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident said: “About eight police cars were parked at the intersection and rescue workers were treating someone who was lying in the middle of the road.”
“Durham is deadlocked with Stockton Road and Quarryheads closed and cars diverted onto South Road or Church Street.”
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The North East Ambulance Service confirmed they were present along with colleagues from the Great North Air Ambulance.
A spokesman for the service said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic accident at the junction of the A177 Stockton Road and Church Street Head in Durham at 4.11pm on 1 June.”
“We dispatched an ambulance crew, contacted the Great North Air Ambulance Service for assistance and transported a patient by road to North Durham University Hospital.”
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