Two teenagers hospitalised after Sunderland collision

Police are urging the public to come forward with information.

Two teenagers have been hospitalised after a serious collision in Sunderland – and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Around 9.10pm yesterday, Wednesday September 14, officers were alerted to a collision involving a motorcycle in the area of St Luke’s Terrace and Oxford Street.

For reasons to be established, a rider and passenger had come off a red Sinnis motorcycle and suffered multiple injuries.

An 18-year-old male suffered serious head injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital. A 15-year-old male was also taken to hospital with injuries to his arm.

Officers do not currently believe any other vehicle was involved but are carrying out a range of enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Sergeant Steve Chappell, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “Our priority is to find out exactly what happened in this serious incident which has left two teenagers with multiple injuries in hospital.

“We are asking anybody who was in that area last night who may have seen a red motorcycle with two riders, or anybody walking in the area of St Luke’s Terrace and Oxford Street, to come forward.

“Your information, no matter how small or insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to giving the injured males’ loved ones the answers they deserve.

“If anyone also has dashcam footage which may be of interest, I would ask that you get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220914-1114. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]