Tyne & Wear

Mother and son hurt in Durham cycle crash

A mother and her two-year-old son suffered serious injuries when the bicycle they were on crashed in Durham.

The 37-year-old woman, who has not been named, was riding along Providence Row in the city on Wednesday morning when she lost control of the bike.

She and her son, who was strapped into a child seat, suffered serious head injuries.

Police said a passing driver raised the alarm. The pair were taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Both poorly

A Durham Police spokesman said: "The incident happened as the mum was riding along Providence Row in Durham down a steep bank towards the Sands area.

"It would seem that as she came round a bend near the junction with Wanless Terrace she lost control and fell to the ground, suffering serious head injuries.

"Her son, who was strapped into the child seat, also received head injuries when the bike crashed.

"Both casualties were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where both mother and son are classed as poorly but stable."

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