[P]olice are appealing for information following a fatal collision involving a teenager.
At 9pm last night (Tuesday) police received a report that a motorcycle had left the road on Lancefield Avenue in the Walker area of Newcastle and collided with a tree.
Emergency services attended and the 18-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries but sadly he was later pronounced deceased at hospital.
The road was closed for a number of hours last night to allow officers to carry out their investigation but it has since been re-opened.
Enquiries to establish the cause of the incident are ongoing today and police are now appealing for any witnesses to the collision.
The motorcycle being driven was a blue and silver Yamaha 125cc motorcycle which would have been travelling east on Lancefield Avenue when it crashed.
If you saw the collision, or saw the motorcycle in question around the time of the incident, then contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting log 1258 02/05/17.