Police name Ponteland man involved in tragic motorcyle collision

The 53-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Monday

A Ponteland man who lost his life following a Northumberland collision on Monday has been named by police.

Stuart Graham was driving his motorcycle when he became involved in a collision with a vehicle shortly after 3:45 pm on Monday, July 18 on Berwick Hill Road.

Paramedics attended the scene but the 53-year-old was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene and has been assisting officers with the investigation.

Inspector Sarah Munnelly of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department said: “First and foremost our thoughts remain with Stuart’s family and loved ones at this deeply sad time.

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“We ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.”

The collision happened on Berwick Hill Road (Image: Google Streetview)

She added: “We are working hard to establish what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and are asking for any witnesses to get in touch and help us build a clear picture of what has happened.

“If you were in the area and have any dashcam footage, or saw what happened, we’d ask you to get in touch with us as soon as you can. Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to our investigation.”

Anyone with information in relation to the collision is asked to contact police, quoting log NP-20220718-0781.