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Biker dies after Teesdale collision

A MOTORCYCLIST has died in hospital more than a week after being involved in a road accident in County Durham.

Janine Bleu suffered serious injuries in the accident near Bowlees Farm, at Newbiggin, in Teesdale at around 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26.

The 55-year-old, from the Nether Poppleton area of York, was driving a Honda CBR600 motorbike on the eastbound side of the B6277 when she lost control on a bend and fell from her bike, before colliding with a black Vauxhall Mokka and a KTM 1290 Super Duke motorcycle which were heading in the opposite direction.

She was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for treatment and has remained in hospital since, but sadly died last night.

A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is taking place.

PC Damien Stevens, of Durham Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

“We would like to renew appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward with information as soon as possible.

“We would particularly need to hear from anyone who saw the collision itself or alternatively saw any of the vehicles involved in the moments leading up to the crash”.

Anyone with information should call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 225 of August 26.

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