Tyne & Wear

Motorcyclist killed in Gateshead road sign crash

Whitehill Drive near to the junction with Campion Gardens Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on Whitehill Drive near to the junction with Campion Gardens in Windy Nook

A motorcyclist has died after hitting a road sign in Gateshead.

The crash happened at about 21:25 BST on Thursday on Whitehill Drive near its junction with Campion Gardens in Windy Nook.

The rider of the bike, a 42-year-old man, suffered severe injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old pillion passenger suffered serious injuries but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

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