Motorbike rider in 'serious but stable' condition after A171 crash

The accident happened near the Ugthorpe turnoff on the A171. Picture: Google.
The accident happened near the Ugthorpe turnoff on the A171. Picture: Google.

A 55-year-old motorcyclist injured in a "serious collision" on the A171 yesterday is said to be in a "serious but stable" condition.

The rider from Thornaby in Stockton underwent surgery at James Cook Hospital yesterday after being airlifted from the scene near Ugthorpe.

He is recovering and is expected to be out of hospital in around a week's time.

The collision occurred as the motorcycle was heading from Whitby towards Ugthorpe and a Citroen van was turning right at the junction for Ugthorpe caravan park.

The driver of the white Citroen Berlingo van, a 33-year-old man from Hull, was uninjured. The motorcycle collided with the rear of the van.

Local diversions were put in place while the emergency services worked at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Garry Chapman.

Or email Garry.Chapman@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk and quote reference 12180066826.