Cyclist injured in collision

05 May 2016 12:27 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old cyclist was injured in a collision in South Shields.

The collision happened at 11.19pm last night on the A1300 John Reid Road at the junction with Chesterton Road in South Shields.

The 21-year-old was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus. He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a critical condition.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the collision and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1302 040516.

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