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Motorcyclist left in a critical condition after Settle collision

PoliceSkipton police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near Settle.

The collision involving a yellow Triumph Tiger motorbike and a black Toyota Rav4 occurred on the B6479 at Stainforth at around 4.20pm on Saturday 11 August 2012.

As a result of the incident the motorcyclist, a 64-year-old man from Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary. He remains in hospital in critical condition.

The inured man was part of a group of 10 bikers wearing fluorescent jackets, who were travelling north on the B6479 from Settle towards Ribblehead when the collision occurred at the junction with Husband’s Barn. The Toyota was travelling in the opposite direction.

Officers are appealing to any who witnessed the incident to contact them with information.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of Skipton Road Policing Group, said:

Unfortunately, there is a man seriously injured in hospital following this collision and I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who saw the collision itself or any of the vehicles prior to the incident is urged to contact the police as soon as possible.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Pete Stringer or Skipton police.

Please quote reference number 12120132595 when passing information about this incident.


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