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Bike rider suffers two broken legs in crash

The scene in Middleton-in-Teesdale on Sunday after a serious biking accident. Credit: GNAAS

A motorbike rider is being treated for two broken legs after a three bike crash at Middleton-in-Teesdale in County Durham.

It happened on Sunday (July 17).

A 62-year-old man was thrown from his bike and suffered serious injuries.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called at around 1:40pm.

The man received one unit of blood and strong pain relief before he was flown to James Cook University Hospital.

Two other people suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Walker seriously injured after 30 feet fall from Northumberland waterfall

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling 30 feet from a waterfall near Bellingham, Northumberland, whilst out walking.

The woman suffered serious head and neck injuries.

The Great North Air Ambulance, aided by police, the Mountain Rescue Service and a Bellingham Community Responder, was able to transfer the patient to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in 15 minutes.

The patient's condition is said to be stable.

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