Biker taken to hospital after crash involving a taxi in Gateshead
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision with a taxi in Gateshead.
Emergency services were called to Old Durham Road, in Deckham, shortly after 8am on Wednesday morning following reports that a taxi and a motorbike had crashed at the junction with Cramer Street.
Northumbria Police attended the scene alongside an ambulance crew and a specialist paramedic from the North East Ambulance Service and the motorcyclist was taken to Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "Shortly after 8am today, we received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Old Durham Road at the junction with Cramer Street in the Deckham area of Gateshead.
"Emergency services are currently in attendance and one person has sustained injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening."
A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 8.09am this morning (Wednesday 15 November) to reports of a road traffic incident on the B1296 junction with Cramer Street in Gateshead. We dispatched an ambulance crew and a specialist paramedic, and transported one patient the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment."