Police appeal for witnesses after two people die in a crash in Northumberland
Officers have launched an appeal to members of the public for information after a man and woman sadly died in a collision between a motorcycle and car in South West Northumberland.
Police received reports at around 3.35pm on Friday, June 25, of the collision, which took place opposite the New Kennels in Simonburn, in South West Northumberland.
When emergency services attended the scene, they discovered that a 68-year-old man, who had been driving the motorcycle, and a 72-year-old woman who was riding in a side car of the motorcycle, had both sustained serious injuries in the crash.
Paramedics worked to save the lives of the man and woman however they both were tragically pronounced dead at the scene and it understood that specialist officers are supporting the family of them both at this time.
Police have revealed that the driver of the Mitsubishi had not been injured in the collision but was understandably very shaken in the aftermath of the incident.
Officers in Northumberland have now launched an investigation in an effort to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and members of the public are urged to contact police if they have any information.
Police say that they are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles involved – during or prior to the collision.
Any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who thinks they could assist police, are asked to come forward and contact Northumbria Police via 101 quoting reference number 675 25/06/21.