Keighley Pensioner Arrested After Fatal Dales Motorcycle Crash
An 83 year old motorist from Keighley was arrested after a fatal crash with a motorcyclist over the weekend.
Police are appealing for information following two fatal collisions on the same road on Saturday 20 October.
The first crash happened at 2.45pm on the A65 near Ingleton, in the direction of Kirby Lonsdale. The incident involved three cars; a red VW, a black Audi S3 and a blue Saab 93, and a blue Yamaha YZF—R1 motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, a 38 year old man from Merseyside, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the red VW, an 83 year old woman from Keighley, was arrested in connection with the incident. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
The road was closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene and it reopened at around 10pm.
The second collision happened at 5.40pm on the A65 just south of Settle and involved a silver Citroen Berlingo and a blue Suzuki GSX 1250 motorcycle.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 61 year old man from Leeds, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by Air Ambulance, but died a short time later.
The driver of the Citroen, a 45 year old man from Leeds, was uninjured.
The road was closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene and it reopened at around 2am on Sunday 21 October 2018.
Sergeant Hamish Halloway from the Major Collision Investigation Team said;
“Both of these devastating incidents happened on the A65 in the Craven area within a few hours of each other. I am appealing to anyone who was travelling on the A65 yesterday to get in touch with North Yorkshire Police. Even if you did not witness the collisions, you might have some information which could assist the investigations into these tragic events.
“Please call 101 with any information, quoting the reference numbers. If you are out of the North Yorkshire Area then please dial 101, press the hash key and say “North Yorkshire Police”.
“My thoughts remain with all those involved in the collisions, especially with those who have lost a loved one”.
- News Editor
- Keighley Local News