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Motorcyclist Dies After Crash Near Whitby

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash Near Whitby

Published by Karen Liu at 10:27am 21st August 2019. (Updated at 10:28am 21st August 2019)

A motorcyclist has died after a crash near Whitby.

It happened on Hawsker Lane yesterday (Tuesday 20th August) at around 5pm.

A black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling with a group of motorcyclists from the direction of Whitby Abbey towards the village of Hawsker, was involved in a collision with a blue tractor which was travelling in the same direction.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 54 year old male from York was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

The driver of the tractor, a 25 year old male from the Whitby area, was uninjured.

The road remained closed until 11.40pm to allow for a detailed examination of the scene.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended the scene.

Hawsker crash
Credit: Robert Townsend

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or saw any of the vehicles beforehand, or has any dash-cam footage to get in touch.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events surrounding it is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or emailing mark.patterson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or Jamie.Lord@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please quote reference 12190153789 when providing information.

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