UPDATE: Motorcyclist taken to hospital

A MOTORCYCLIST is in hospital after crashing into the central reservation on the A24 yesterday afternoon (Monday October 24).

The rider suffered broken bones and lacerations in the accident that involved no other vehicles.

Emergency services attended at around 3.30pm and closed the southbound carriage way while the rider was treated at the scene outside Kate’s Cakes, near Ashington, at the B2133 junction.

The road was later re-opened at 5.05pm.