Fatal motorcycle collision near Grassington

Police area appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in the Grassington area on Saturday morning.

At around 9.20am on Saturday 26 May 2012, a red and blue Honda motorcycle was in collision with a white heavy goods vehicle on the B6265 Hebden Road between Grassington and the village of Hebden.

The motorcycle was travelling towards Grassington and the HGV was travelling in the opposite direction, the collision occurred near to a house known locally as Halfway House.

Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle, a 25-year-old man from Batley in West Yorkshire was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the HGV was physically uninjured during the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and for anyone who saw either vehicles prior to the incident to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for TC Kenneth Riley at Skipton Road Policing Group.

The road was closed to allow collision investigators to examine the scene and for the vehicles to be recovered, it reopened at 2pm.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.


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