Biker hurt in collision with a car

A BIKER was taken to hospital after a crash near Ponteland.

It happened north of the Twizell junction in North Road at 6.40pm on Saturday when a Yamaha motorbike and VW Polo collided. The 46-year-old motorcyclist was taken to the RVI with back injuries and was critical, but stable. The road was closed for three hours.

Any witnesses should call police on 101.