Biker killed and man in his 20s arrested in Bank Holiday tragedy

B1222, Sherburn-in-Elmet
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A biker has died after being hit by a car in North Yorkshire on Monday.

The tragedy happened at 2.50pm yesterday (May 27) and involved a white Renault Clio, which was travelling along the B1222 towards Newthorpe, and a grey Kawasaki ZR motorcycle, which was travelling in the opposite direction towards Sherburn-in-Elmet.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 65-year-old man from Sherburn-in-Elmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. A third vehicle - a black Keeway Superlight motorcycle - was caught up in the aftermath of the crash, however the rider was uninjured.

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The driver of the Renault Clio, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and has been released while under investigation. The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the scene.

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Collision investigators also examined the scene and recovered the vehicles. It reopened at around 2am in the early hours this morning (Tuesday, May 28).

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed, or who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles prior to the crash, to get in touch.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “If you can help our investigation, please email our Major Collision Investigation Team at or call 101 and pass information for incident number 12240093182.”