A motorcyclist from Whitley Bay was seriously injured following a collision with a car.
The 49-year-old was taken to the University Hospital, Durham, following the accident in the Consett area yesterday evening.
Durham Police said the accident happened at 5.30pm on Wednesday, January 20, as the Ducati 1000S bike headed down Werdohl Way, on Number 1 Industrial Estate. A silver Kia Picanto was heading in the opposite direction and the collision occurred as the car started to turn into one of the factory units.
The female driver of the car, from Consett, was uninjured but the motorcyclist received serious injuries.
Anyone who was in the area and saw what happened is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on 0191 3752159.