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Cyclist badly injured in Hebburn collision

Police are appealing for information after a serious collision in Hebburn.

At around 6.10pm tonight police received a report of a collision between a car and an cyclist on the junction between Victoria Road West and Mill Crescent.

Emergency services attended and the male cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the white Seat Ibiza vehicle has not been injured but left very shaken by the collision.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact police.

The road currently remains closed to allow officers to investigate the collision and is not expected to open until later this evening.

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