Quad bike rider dies in accident

A man was killed when his quad bike overturned on a busy main road on Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway of the A189 Spine Road near Blyth, at around 6.45am.

Police were called to the scene about a mile north of the Bebside roundabout.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the quad bike was the only vehicle involved, and the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

A stretch of the carriageway was closed until around 11.30am.

Witnesses are asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 158 of 23/09/14.