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York Biker Dies In Yorkshire Dales Collision


10:05am 23rd September 2014

The motorcyclist, a 48-year-old man from York, suffered fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another motorcyclist, also aged 48 and from York, sustained serious injuries in the incident and was taken to Airedale Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The two men were riding along the B6479 between Ribblehead and Horton in Ribblesdale at around 5.35pm on Monday 22 September 2014, when they came off their bikes on a left hand bend.

The road was closed until just before midnight to allow police to examine the scene.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the two motorcycles – a black KTM and a red and white Husqvarna – travelling along the B6479 prior to the collision to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Alison Travis or Skipton Roads Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to alison.travis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12140163431 when passing information about this incident.

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