Beverley biker killed in A170 crash near Thirsk

Related Stories

A biker has been killed in a crash that closed a major North Yorkshire road for more than four hours.

The man, in his mid-50s from Beverley, East Yorkshire, was riding a Ducati bike on the A170 near Thirsk at about 17:45 BST on Sunday when it happened.

North Yorkshire Police said he was overtaking a line of vehicles when he collided with a Vauxhall Astra turning right at the Bagby junction.

The man is the 15th motorcyclist to die on North Yorkshire's roads this year.

Police said the man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Astra was uninjured but he was said to be in shock.

Witnesses to the collision have been asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC York & North Yorkshire

Weather

York

6 °C 2 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Dana Lone HillDana Lone Hill

    The Native American names that break Facebook rules


  • Painting from Rothschild collectionDark arts Watch

    The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • Signposts showing the US and UK flagsAn ocean apart

    How British misunderstanding of the US is growing


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • StudentsBull market

    Employers are snapping up students with this desirable degree

Programmes

  • Former al-Qaeda double agent Aimen DeanHARDtalk Watch

    Islamic State is about revenge says former al-Qaeda member turned spy Aimen Dean

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.