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Female motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash

sg2 Accident investigators are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a car and a motorcycle which left a woman with serious injuries.

The incident happened at 1310hrs on Saturday, 19 March on the A688 through the village of Stainton Grove, at the junction with The Green.

It involved a Honda motorbike, travelling eastbound from Barnard Castle towards Staindrop which was in a collision with a Rover 218 coming onto the main road from The Green.

The bike hit the nearside of the car before leaving the road and coming to rest on an adjoining grass verge and footpath.

The rider, a 49-year-old woman from Shotton Colliery was thrown from her vehicle and sustained serious head and back injuries, as well as a punctured right lung.

She was airlifted to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where this morning her condition was described as 'critical but stable.'

The driver of the car, an 81-year-old woman from Barnard Castle was shocked but unhurt.

The road was closed for around two hours, to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and for police to make an initial examination of the scene.

Anyone who was in the area and saw the incident is asked to contact the force's collision investigation unit on 0191 375 2159.

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