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Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision near Whitby

Last modified: 19 July 2021 at 09:44am

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike left the road near Whitby.

At about 4.20pm on Sunday 18 July 2021, a black Yamaha motorcycle was travelling on the B1416 from Sneaton towards the Woodsmith Mine when it left the road near to the turning for Littlebeck.

The rider, a man in his 30s from Hull, was thrown from his bike into a roadside ditch.

Prior to the collision, the Yamaha had been travelling from Whitby, in company with a yellow Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle.

The Yamaha rider was airlifted to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The road remained closed for investigation until 11pm the same day.

Officers are urging anyone who saw the collision, or the two motorcycles as they travelled from the direction of Ruswarp and Whitby – or has any dashcam footage that may assist the investigation – to get in touch.

Please email TS Mark Patterson, Mark.Patterson@northyorkshire.police.uk, or call North Yorkshire Police on 101. Quote reference 12210162898 when passing information.

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