Man dies in York road crash

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Photograph: Richard McDougall
6 May 2018 @ 6.58 pm
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A motorcyclist has died after a collision on the A64 at York.

The accident happened shortly before 10am today (Sunday May 6) on the A64 eastbound at Grimston Bar.

It involved a Triumph Rocket Motorcycle and a black VW Passatt.

Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his early fifties from the Nottingham area, died at the scene.

The pillion passenger, a woman in her early fifties, was taken to the Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance, with serious injuries.

The occupants of the VW Passatt from the Durham area were uninjured in the incident, but extremely shaken.

Road was closed

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service despatched the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and two ambulances to the crash.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours. It has now reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Officers investigating the incident are also asking anyone with dashcam footage to send it to police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for TC Cobb in the Major Collision Investigation Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
If you have dashcam footage, email it here
Quote reference number NYP-06052018-0203