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Biker killed in crash near Selby


2:31pm 27th June 2011
(Updated 3:25pm 27th June 2011)

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in the Selby area.

It occurred at 5.20pm on Sunday 26th June 2011 on Birkin Lane, Birkin, near Knottingley, and involved a black Honda CBF600F and a black Ford Focus.

The collision scene was closed for approximately six and a half hours while officers examined the scene.

At the time of the collision the Ford Focus was travelling from Byram-Cum-Sutton towards the village of Birkin and the motorcycle was heading in the opposite direction, together with a second Honda motorcycle which was not involved in the incident.

A 44 year old man from Snaith, Goole who was riding the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police are not yet in position to name him.

An 18 year old man from Normanton, West Yorkshire, was driving the Ford Focus. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition. Two other people who were passengers in the car were taken to Pinderfields Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

Traffic Constable Martin Hayes, of the force’s Roads Policing Group, said:

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this tragic collision which has left one man dead another fighting for his life. It is vital that anyone who witnessed the collision or recalls seeing any of the vehicles prior to the incident should contact the police as a matter of urgency."

If you can assist with the investigation please contact TC Martin Hayes at Tadcaster police station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110105464.

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