Appeal after biker seriously injured on A59

10 June 2013

Harrogate PolicePolice are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a head-on crash on the A59.

The collision happened at around 2.30pm on Saturday 8 June 2013 on the top of Kexgill near the junction of Blubberhouses quarry between Kex Gill and Pace Gate.

The motorcyclist, a man in his fifties from Humberside, was riding a black Suzuki motorbike and was travelling from Skipton towards Harrogate when he collided with a maroon coloured Ford Ka travelling in the opposite direction.

The motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition is described as very poorly.

The occupants of the Ka, a man and a woman from Skipton, were treated at the scene of the collision for minor injuries but were not taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact them along with anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision.

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

A lot of people stopped at the scene of the crash to help and administer first aid. I’d like to thank them and also ask anyone else who has not already spoken to the police, to get in touch as soon as possible with any information you may have.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask for Sergeant Pete Stringer at Skipton Roads Policing Group. Or you can email or


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