A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in North Shields.
The accident happened at 12.27pm today (Wednesday) on the A187 when the motorcyclist collided with the central reservation.
Police and paramedics attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second motorcyclist was also involved in the collision and he has been taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
A police spokesperson said: “The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 453 231215.