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Motorcyclist dies in Sledmere crash

Police appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage

A motorcycle rider has sadly died following a fatal road traffic collision near Sledmere yesterday (Sunday 31 March 2019)

The incident happened around 1.30pm on the B1251 about a mile west of the village. It involved a white Honda CBR motorbike and a blue Ford Fiesta.

The 43-year-old rider who is from West Yorkshire was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

A 40-year-old woman, also from West Yorkshire, who was riding pillion suffered serious head injuries. She is still in a serious condition in hospital.

The car driver was unhurt. No-one has been arrested.

There was a long queue of traffic on the road at the time and we’re appealing for any motorists who were in the area to get in touch.

Officers particularly want to speak to the driver of a camper van who might have seen the collision.

Please contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 278 of 31/03/19.


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