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Motorcyclist on A167 Ferryhill airlifted to James Cook

Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Newton Aycliffe has suffered potential spinal and pelvic fractures after colliding with a van on the A167 Ferryhill this afternoon, Friday 21st November.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew the man to the major trauma centre in James Cook hospital for further treatment.

He was said to be stable condition on arrival to the hospital.

Durham Police say the van driver was unhurt.

Tributes paid to Michael Cook

Michael Cook

The family of a man killed when he was hit by a car in Durham City on Thursday evening have paid tribute to him.

34 year old Andrew Michael Cook from Durham was fatally injured after being hit by a Vauxhall Corsa car on South Road in the City shortly before 10:30pm on Thursday (20 March).

Mr Cook’s family said: “Andrew was a young man who loved life and his family and loved going to college and spending time with his dog.

"He was an extremely kind-hearted person who was always willing to help others, he will be sadly missed.”


Injured boy airlifted to hospital

An 11 year old boy has been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a collision on the A69 between Greenhead and Haltwhistle. A Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line. It received a glancing blow from a passing freight train.

The train stopped further down the line and there are no reported injuries from those on board the train. Police believe there was a second car involved and they are treating it as a crime scene.