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UPDATED 5.55pm: Two bikers injured in North Yorkshire crash
TWO motorcyclists have been taken to hospital today after a serious crash which has closed a road in North Yorkshire.
The collision, involving a blue Peugeot 307 estate and two motorbikes, happened at about 12.30pm on the A162 near Tadcaster, on a bridge which crosses the A64.
North Yorkshire Police believe the bikes were heading from Tadcaster as the car left the A64 to turn right onto the A162 and drive towards the town. One of the bikes hit the back of the Peugeot and the other crashed after taking evasive action.
Both riders are from Northamptonshire, with one of them - a 42-year-old man - being taken to York Hospital after suffering a broken hand and a damaged shoulder. The other, a 50-year-old man, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious hand and leg injuries.
The 50-year-old driver of the Peugeot, who is from York, was not injured but police say the collision left him shaken. A diversion has been placed around the crash scene to allow officers to investigate the collision and the damaged vehicles to be recovered, and the road is expected to reopen shortly.
Anybody who saw the crash or has any other information about it should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Hamish Halloway or Alison Travis.