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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 or

Please quote reference 12190153789 when providing information.


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