Detectives have named a man and woman who died following a motorcycle crash on the A1 Western Bypass near Swalwell on Friday night.
Two people have been arrested after a woman died in a crash involving a motorbike, a tanker, and a van in County Durham on Thursday
A woman has died in a collision on the A1 in North Yorkshire this morning.
POLICE have formally identified a man who died in a crash on the A68.
It happened last Friday when a van and a lorry collided on the outskirts of Darlington.
49-year-old Peter Hammond, from nearby Bolam village, was a front-seat passenger in the van. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 46-year-old man, who was a rear passenger in the van, suffered multiple injuries.
He was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where his condition is 'critical but stable'.
The van driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and the lorry driver for death by careless driving.
Both have been released on police bail.
A senior Durham police officer has used twitter to express his sympathy after a party of five from the county, including a baby, were killed in a head-on car crash earlier today. The smash happened on the A18 near Grimsby at half past twelve this lunchtime.
Dave Orford who's the temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Durham Police tweeted tonight "Absolute tragedy. We are providing all support here, and to colleagues in Humberside". The victims' car collided with a lorry. The driver of the lorry suffered minor injuries.
The road remains closed as officers investigate how the crash happened. The identities of the five victims has not yet been released however police say they were known to each other.
A local man said the road is bendy with some motorists travelling at high speeds along it. Police and fire engines remain at the scene.
A woman remains critically ill in hospital after being stuck by a car on South Tyneside.
The 79-year-old was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa on the A194 Western Approach at South Shields, close to the junction with Dean Road on Friday at around 4:25pm. She was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Two children have been airlifted to hospital after a four car crash on the A174 near Yearby on Teesside. It happened at around 10.15 this morning. Police say the injured children were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.
Two adults also needed hospital treatment. The A174 is currently closed in both directions. Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. They are being asked to contact the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference number 230130.
Five people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Washington.
The incident happened on the A1231 eastbound just before the Barmston turnoff at around 7:27am on Sunday. A car hit a lampost, and shortly afterwards a second car crashed into an ambulance which had stopped at the scene.
Four people have been taken to the Sunderland Royal infirmary, and one person has been admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.
The road has been closed between the A182 and the A195, and is expected to remain shut for several hours.
Any witnesses to the crash are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
The family of a woman who was killed in a three-vehicle crash in County Durham have revealed she was pregnant.
Alison Raey, 39, from Stanley was a passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a milk tanker and a van on the A688 near Bowburn on Thursday evening. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her family have confirmed she was expecting their fourth child at the time of the incident, and say the couple had already decided to name their unborn baby 'Thomas'.
Mrs Raey's 51-year-old husband, David, and the tanker driver, were both arrested on suspicion of death by careless driving and released on bail.
Tributes have been paid to a student killed in a car crash while on a dream holiday. Pippa Darlington, who studied law at Newcastle University, died alongside her sister Tara. They were travelling around Morocco before returning for their final year of study.
A motorcyclist from Teesside has died after being involved in a collision in North Yorkshire.
The 64-year-old, from Ingleby Barwick in Stockton-on-Tees, suffered serious head injuries when his motorcycle collided with a car on the B6479 at Stainforth, on August 11. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, and died on August 30.
The man was part of a group of ten bikers who were travelling north from Settle towards Ribblehead when the incident occurred.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.