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Crash causes back holiday tailbacks
10:55am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A CRASH involving a motorcyclist caused bank holiday tailbacks near York yesterday.
Motorists were caught up in lengthy queues after the accident, which happened shortly after 2.30pm between the A1237 York outer ringroad at Hopgrove roundabout, and North Lane.
Traffic built up around the incident, with the road closed in both directions and motorists were diverted along North Lane.
North Yorkshire Police deployment manager Tim Reed said the motorcyclist had not been seriously injured, and although initial reports suggested the Yorkshire Air Ambulance had been called to the scene, the man was taken to hospital by road ambulance.
The road was closed to allow recovery of the vehicle and to clear up spillage on the road.
In another incident, a motorcyclist and a car collided in Scarborough at about 4.15pm. Mr Reed said the biker suffered minor injuries, but was also taken to hospital.
Mr Reed said the traffic build up had not been too bad considering the weather and the bank holiday, claiming the majority of reports were “ordinary bank holiday traffic, but fairly normal”.