Witnesses sought to fatal motorcycle collision near Harrogate

Scene of the traffic incident on the A59
Scene of the traffic incident on the A59

Harrogate Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a motorcyclist has died.

The collision happened just before 11am on Sunday 17 March 2013, on the A59 between Skipton and Harrogate.



The motorcyclist, a man in his sixties, was travelling towards Harrogate and came off his bike as he travelled behind a silver Mercedes which had stopped behind a blue Ford Focus waiting to turn right near the Black Bull Hotel, Felliscliffe, at the junction of Constable Ridge Road.

The rider was struck by a Land Rover Freelander travelling in the opposite direction and sadly died at the scene of the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anyone who saw the motorcyclist or any of the vehicles – the Land Rover, Ford Focus or Mercedes – travelling along the A59 prior to the collision to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for TC Steve Wright, collar number 1309.

Or you can email him at steve.wright1309@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk



 

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The road was closed while collision investigators examined the scene and to allow for the vehicles to be recovered. No-one else was injured.

The motorcyclist’s family have been informed, however, police are not yet in a position to release his identity.


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