Man injured in A59 crash

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A MOTORCYCLIST from Harrogate has been injured in a serious crash on the A59.

Skipton police are appealing for witnesses after the crash at 7.30am on Thursday, April 3.

The 30-year-old Harrogate man broke his arm and fractured his ribs in the crash and was taken to Airedale General Hospital.

Police say the collision happened close to a lay-by between Bolton Bridge and Draughton.

The Harrogate man, on a black Yamaha motorcycle, was travelling towards Skipton when he was in collision with a Mitsubishi Pajero van towing a trailer.

The man driving the Mitsubishi was not injured in the collision.

A black Land Rover stopped at the scene and the driver spoke with the van driver, say police. They had left the area before the arrival of the emergency services.

Traffic Sgt Peter Stringer, of North Yorkshire Police’s roads policing group, said: “I am urging the driver of the Land Rover, who stopped at the scene of the collision, to come forward and contact the police straight away.

“I believe that they have vital information about the incident.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident. I ask them to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Mark Mullins.