Police issue witness appeal after accident on A65 Skipton bypass

POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a collision between two motorcycles on a North Yorkshire road.

The Yamaha Trailway motorbike and a three-wheeled Kawasaki trike collided in the middle lane of the A65 Skipton bypass, travelling towards the Grassington Road roundabout from the Gargrave Road roundabout, at about 8.15am on Tuesday, June 3.

PC Steve Beckwith said: “The fact that the vehicles collided in the centre of three lanes suggests there must have been some other vehicles around to cause them to move into the middle lane.

“I am appealing for the drivers of any vehicles that witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the collision to get in touch as they may have information which is vital to the investigation.”

The rider of the Yamaha, a 47-year-old Bradford man, suffered numerous fractures to his right arm and leg and is in a stable condition in Airedale General Hospital.

The 45-year-old Keighley man on the Kawasaki suffered serious injuries to his head and arm during the incident, and is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary.

Police have asked anyone who saw the riders before the incident to phone PC Beckwith on 0845 6060247.

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10:30am Sat 12 Jun 10

Grumpy Old Man says...

Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.
Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers. Grumpy Old Man
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1:11pm Sat 12 Jun 10

Ben Guela says...

Not another motorcyclist accident?
Hm.
Not another motorcyclist accident? Hm. Ben Guela
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2:25pm Sat 12 Jun 10

Barstool Knowall says...

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.
If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information. Barstool Knowall
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2:49pm Sat 12 Jun 10

Grumpy Old Man says...

Barstool Knowall wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.
If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.
I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism.
[quote][p][bold]Barstool Knowall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.[/p][/quote]I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism. Grumpy Old Man
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10:30pm Sat 12 Jun 10

MoronSplatter. says...

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
Barstool Knowall wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.
If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.
I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism.
Lazy reply when caught out more like!
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barstool Knowall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.[/p][/quote]I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism.[/p][/quote]Lazy reply when caught out more like! MoronSplatter.
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2:49pm Sun 13 Jun 10

Viper_7 says...

MoronSplatter. wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote:
Barstool Knowall wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.
If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.
I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism.
Lazy reply when caught out more like!
or as usual, most people think someone else will report it.

So a request for information will hopefully reach those who did see it, and they will see that nobody reported it or hung around and just went on with their daily lives, oblivious to the fact people could be lieing injured in the road.
[quote][p][bold]MoronSplatter.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barstool Knowall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: Good local story! Please issue a map of your circulation area as your reporters obviously don't know where you sell your papers.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it is an appeal for witnesses to the accident, not a report about it. There may have been motorists from the Press circulation area who saw the vehicles involved before or at the time of the accident and may be able to give the police information.[/p][/quote]I did read the story and I would argue that if anybody witnessed the crash they would surely have reported it at the time? Or are you suggesting that they simply drove away and need a Press appeal to get them to do their duty? What this story illustrate is that our 'local' paper can't turn up local stories and needs to use general police handouts from morning calls to fill the paper. Lazy journalism.[/p][/quote]Lazy reply when caught out more like![/p][/quote]or as usual, most people think someone else will report it. So a request for information will hopefully reach those who did see it, and they will see that nobody reported it or hung around and just went on with their daily lives, oblivious to the fact people could be lieing injured in the road. Viper_7
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