Bike duo injured in coast road crash

The aftermath of an accident involving two motorcycles on the Sandsend road

The aftermath of an accident involving two motorcycles on the Sandsend road

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TWO bikers were seriously injured in a crash on the Sandsend road on Wednesday night.

Police cars and ambulances attended the scene at the junction with the Newholm turn off just after 8.30pm and the road was closed for around an hour and a half while paramedics worked on the casualties in the road.

Police say two motorcycles – a yellow Suzuki GSXR 600cc and a red Suzuki 1000sx – were travelling in the same direction and heading away from Whitby towards Sandsend when they lost control on the bend.

Both riders fell off their bikes and slid about 50 yards along the road surface, taking out bollards and an advertising board on their way.

The impact was so severe the bikes left marks on the road before bouncing along a grass verge and coming to rest in a field just below Moss Brow.

They both suffered “serious but not life-threatening head injuries”.

After being stabilised at the scene they were then taken by ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Sgt Pete Wood from the roads policing group based in Scarborough said: “There was a single rider on each bike, they have lost control of the vehicle somewhere on the bend and crashed off.

“We have closed the road so the paramedics had some degree of safety.

“For most serious types of collisions we preserve the evidence and once the ambulance guys are sorted we will re-open the road.”

The road was re-opened by 10pm.