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Witnesses to fatal crash near Market Weighton


8:54am 14th March 2011

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal road traffic incident that happened at approximately 1735hrs on Saturday 12 March 2011 on the A1079 at the junction of Holme Road in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.

A light blue coloured Ford Cargo horsebox driven by a 59-year-old East Yorkshire woman was in collision with a silver coloured Suzuki SB1000 SK3 motorcycle, being ridden by a 37-year-old East Yorkshire man.

The motorcycle was travelling along the A1079 in the direction of York when the collision occurred with the horsebox.

The rider of the motorcycle sadly suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire, ambulance and a doctor attended the scene and the road was closed until about 2130hrs to allow the scene to be examined and the vehicles to be recovered.

Anyone who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision or who may have witnessed the collision itself, is asked to contact the Traffic Department at Driffield on 0845 60 60 222 referring to log 569 of 12 March 2011.

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