Motorcyclists injured in Northumberland crashes

Two motorcyclists have been injured in crashes in north Northumberland in the past few days.

At 2.15pm on Wednesday, August 8, a Suzuki Swift and a Honda Hornet motorbike collided on the B6348 Bellshill to Chatton road near the junction with the Belford road.

Police and ambulance staff attended and the rider of the motorbike, a 54-year-old local man, suffered serious injuries to his legs and hip.

He was airlifted to the RVI hospital for treatment. The following day he was in a stable condition.

The driver of the Swift, a 68-year-old local woman, was left shaken but uninjured.

A section of the B6348 was closed for around two hours to allow for collision investigation to take place.

Then at 11.45am on Saturday, August 12 a Toyota Yaris and a Honda motorbike collided southbound on the A1 at the junction with Newstead, north of Alnwick, for reasons yet to be established.

The 36-year-old rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the car, a 67-year-old man, was uninjured.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either collision. Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.