A cyclist was left with two broken wrists following a hit and run in Jarrow.
The man, who was in his 40s, was taken to hospital following the collision with a motorcycle on Ferry Street yesterday afternoon (Sunday, June 13).
Police are now calling for witnesses after the motorcycle driver fled the area following the incident.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 1:30 pm yesterday we received a report of a collision involving the driver of an off-road motorcycle and a cyclist on Ferry Street, Jarrow.
“It was reported that the driver of an off-road motorcycle collided with a pedestrian in his 40s riding a pedal bicycle.
“The cyclist suffered two broken wrists and was rushed to hospital as a result.
“Agents were present but the driver of the motorcycle had already left the scene.
“Investigations are underway to find the people involved. “
Anyone with information about the incident can call 101 or visit the “Tell Us Something” page of the Northumbria Police website and quote newspaper 556 130621.
Alternatively, CrimeStoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.