Police appeal to locate rider after Blyth collision involving two motorbikes and car

Police are hoping to hear from anybody connected to the incident, including those who may have dashcam footage of the incident

Officers investigating a serious collision involving two motorbikes and a car have issued an image of a man they would like to trace.

At around 6:25pm on Wednesday, officers were alerted to a collision on the A189 Spine Road just after the slip road near Asda in Blyth.

It is believed that two men, each riding a motorbike, were travelling southbound on the carriageway when one of the riders collided with a Nissan Juke car.

The reasons for the collision are yet to be established.

Police are hoping to trace this man as he may have information relating to the collision

The collision resulted in both men falling from their bikes, with one suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries to the leg.

As part of their enquiries, police have issued an image of the man they would like to trace as it is believed he could have information to assist the investigation.

Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This is a serious collision that resulted in the road being closed for a number of hours.

“We want to build a clearer picture as to the full circumstances surrounding the collision, and as a result, we want to speak to the man pictured who was seen walking down the carriageway near to where the collision took place.

“I would ask that the man, or anyone who recognises him, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist our ongoing investigation.

“We also want to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision, or who was driving on the Spine Road at that time and saw two motorcyclists. Please check any dashcam footage and get in touch if you can support our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220803-0948.