A MOTORCYCLIST who suffered serious injuries in a crash on a North Yorkshire road has died.

The 40-year-old York man has not yet been named by North Yorkshire Police, but a spokeswoman yesterday confirmed he had died.

The crash happened at 1pm on Monday on the B1224 at Rufforth, and also involved a Ford Fiesta and a van.

The female driver and sole occupant of the Fiesta suffered shock and was taken home by police.

A man and woman in the van suffered minor injuries but were not taken to hospital, while a second man in the van was taken to hospital with injuries which were not believed to be life threatening.

In a separate incident, a motorcyclist and his female passenger were taken to hospital after a crash with a car near Stockton on the Forest at about 1.30pm on Monday.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were checked at the scene, but taken to York Hospital for precautionary check-ups.

These were the latest accidents on North Yorkshire's roads over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Great North Air Ambulance transported a 27-year-old man to Hull Royal Infirmary following a crash between a Volkswagen Passat and a Seat on the A63 at Brackenholme, Selby, at 12.25pm on Sunday.

A fire service spokesman said he had suffered severe and multiple injuries, while the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said three other people were taken to hospital - two to York Hospital and one other to Hull - but could not confirm their condition.

A second accident on Sunday involved a motorbike and a car between Kirkby Malzeard and Grelthorpe, near Ripon at about 2.30pm, and the air ambulance took the male rider to hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the incident near Rufforth or any of the vehicles prior to the crash should phone 101, press option 2 and ask to speak to Traffic Sergeant Hamish Halloway, or email hamish.halloway@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk