Biker injured in Guisborough road crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries following a collision on the Guisborough to Whitby Road near Egton.

It happened at around 4pm on Sunday 17 July 2016 on the A171 between the turn-offs to Egton and Aislaby.

It involved a Suzuki motorcycle and a grey Merecdes CL Class travelling in the same direction towards Guisborough. The motorcyclist, a 34-year-old man from Hartlepool sustained back and chest injuries and was airlifted to James Cook Hospital. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the Mercedes, a 38-year-old man from Stockton was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and to anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the crash, to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Leanne Anderson, or email Leanne.anderson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference 12160126877 when passing on information.

The road was blocked and reopened at around 7pm.