Witnesses sought following death of biker at Oliver’s Mount race circuit

23 July 2012

PoliceScarborough police are appealing for spectators’ at Oliver’s Mount racing circuit to contact them following the death of a motorcycle rider this weekend.

At around 6pm on Sunday 22 July, a 38-year-old man from Lincolnshire was involved in a collision during a planned road race event. He sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was sadly pronounced dead on arrival at Scarborough District Hospital.

The collision is being treated as a single vehicle collision and occurred at the bottom straight of the circuit where the rider lost control of the his motorcycle and came to rest in a field.

Racing was suspended at the circuit while police collision investigators examined the scene of the crash.

Police are appealing to spectators who witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it to contact them.

They are particularly keen to trace any video footage which fans may have taken at the time.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Wood who is investigating the incident, said:

It is vital that we establish what caused this tragic event. Fan’s video footage could be extremely valuable in determining the sequence of events which led to the collision. I’m therefore appealing for anyone who can assist us to get in touch as soon as possible.

Anyone who is able to assist the police investigation as an eye witness or with any video footage is asked to contact Scarborough Roads Policing Group on 01723 509333 and ask for Traffic Constable Bryan Wilson or TS Wood. Or you can email either officers at bryan.wilson494@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or peter.wood@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

The name of the rider has not yet been released.


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