Lincolnshire

Warning after Lincolnshire motorbike crashes

Motorcyclists in Lincolnshire are being warned to drive carefully after two recent similar accidents.

Police said on the previous two weekends people on high powered bikes had collided with turning tractors.

One rider died and the other was seriously injured.

Officers said those visiting the county should be aware of slow moving agricultural vehicles using the roads, particularly at harvest time.

'Large agricultural county'

The motorcyclist from the first collision on the A631 near Gainsborough died, and the second rider, involved in the collision on the A158 near Spilsby, was still in hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Both crashes were still under investigation, officers added.

Head of casualty reduction Det Insp Rob Grace said: "We want people to enjoy the county and for all motorists to safely travel on the county's roads, particularly during the summer school holidays.

"What people must take into account is that we are a large agricultural county with a farming community, and as harvesting has already started there will be large slower moving machinery travelling on our rural roads."

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