Updated: Motorbike crash on A171 at Scarborough - third in four months

Police were called to the scene of a crash on the A171 at Scarborou.gh
Police were called to the scene of a crash on the A171 at Scarborou.gh

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash this morning involving two motorbikes and a car on the A171 at Scarborough.

The smash happened at about 11.25am, near the Falcon Inn.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire Service said both Kawasaki bikes were on fire by the time crews arrived and were eventually destroyed by the flames.

The riders - a 49-year-old man, from Hartlepool, and a 48-year-old man, from Middlesborough - escaped with non-life threatening rib and burn injuries and were rushed to Scarborough Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the grey Citroen Saxo car, aged 29, and from Middlesborough, is not believed to have been injured.

The road remained closed to traffic until 12.15pm to allow police to investigate the collision scene and for the vehicles to be recovered.

The crash comes just two months after a Scarborough motorcyclist, aged in his late 30s, was killed in a horror smash on the same stretch of road.

A 47-year-old biker, from Stockton, also died in May after crashing with a car, at what is emerging as a notorious accident blackspot.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room, quoting reference number NYP-22092013-0237.

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