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New app will call 999 for motorcyclists involved in accidents

A new mobile app aims to intervene to help vulnerable motorcyclists when they're involved in accidents.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Motorcyclists are 50 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a road crash than car drivers, with accidents reaching a peak at this time of year.

The app monitors motorcyclists' ride and will intervene if an accident occurs. If riders are knocked unconscious, the app will call 999 and send through the incident location.

In the last five years 52 riders were killed on North East roads, another 2500 were injured.

Julia Barthram's been speaking to one biker who's living with his injuries ten years after a terrible crash:

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