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Person taken to hospital after severe collision in Birtley UK News

One person was taken to hospital following a serious accident in Birtley.

Police cordoned off Portobello Road in Birtley, Gateshead for several hours Thursday evening after the incident.

Para-academics rushed to the scene, while a Great North Air Ambulance helicopter was also called in.

It is understood that a motorcyclist was involved in the collision.

Footage from the scene shows glass from a shattered bus shelter strewn over a section of the road.

Buses in the area were diverted after the crash, which took place just before 4:45 p.m.

There has also been disruption around Portmeads Road and Birtley Lane.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4:43 pm for a road collision on Portobello Road in Birtley.

“We dispatched three teams from our hazardous area response team, two ambulance teams and an officer.

“We transported a patient to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

Northumbria Police have been contacted for comment.