[A] BIKER is critically ill in hospital after colliding with a lamppost.
The incident happened at 1.50pm yesterday (Sunday, July 9) on Thorpe Road, Peterlee.
The 23-year-old was riding a Lexmoto Arrow 125 when, for an unknown reason, he left the road and collided with a lamppost.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he remains in a critical condition.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call Durham Police on 101, quoting incident number 288 of July 9.