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Appeal for Witnesses

Witness AppealA motorcyclist has sadly died after his machine was in collision with a car in Easington village.

The crash happened at 7.45pm on Sunday, 6th October on the B1283 at its junction with Thorpe Road.

Two vehicles were involved, a beige coloured Nissan Micra driven by an 84-year-old woman from Peterlee and a black Suzuki GSXR 600 motorbike.
The car was heading east along the section of the B1283 which is Rosemary Lane, intending to turn right onto Thorpe Road. The bike was heading in the opposite direction along Seaside Lane approaching the junction when the car turned right and the two collided.

The motorcyclist, 41-year-old Ronald JOHNSON of Holmhill Gardens, Easington Colliery suffered fatal injuries as a result and he was certified dead at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough a short time later. The driver of the Micra was also treated at the same hospital, for shock and a minor injury to her knee before being released home.
As a result of the crash the road was closed to traffic until half-past midnight.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone else who may have been on the roads in that area and saw either the car or the motorbike to contact the collision investigation unit on 0191 375 2159