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Motorcyclist from Ripon seriously injured

Motorcyclist from Ripon seriously injured

Published by May Norman at 12:38pm 5th December 2019.

Ripon man in hospital following a serious crash

  • A man from Ripon's been seriously injured following a crash on the A61.
  • It happened last night (Wednesday, 5 December) when a motorbike, ridden by the 22 year-old, collided with a van near Melmerby.
  • The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

North Yorkshire Police appealing for witnesses after a collision between a van and motorbike

Around 9pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019, a collision occurred between a 125cc motorbike and a white van on the A61 just north of Melmerby Green Lane.  

A61, Melmerby, Google Maps
It happened on the A61, near Melmerby

The motorbike had been heading towards Ripon and the Ford towards the A1M – junction 50 when the collision occurred.

The rider of the motorbike was a 22 year-old man from Ripon.

He sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to James Cook Hospital.

police tape, cordon, cordoned off road
North Yorkshire Police are now investigating

The driver of the van, a man from the north east was uninjured.

The road remained closed for several hours whilst police investigated.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"We're appealing for  anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have information or dash cam footage  which could help with the investigation. Please call 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There was an HGV travelling along the A61 towards the A1M at the time that was not directly involved but it is believed the driver may have witnessed the collision.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190217823."


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