Motorcyclist killed in collision on A684

A man in his 20s died in a collision on the A684 near Bedale yesterday. North Yorkshire Police is investigating the fatal motorcycle collision which happened at around 2.40pm yesterday between Bedale and Crakehall. A man riding a gold Harley Davidson motorcycle was travelling towards Crakehall when the collision occurred with a yellow five-door Ford Fiesta at the junction of Sinks Lane. Police, fire, ambulance and an air ambulance attended the location. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Sadly, the rider suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by an air ambulance doctor.” He is aged in his mid-20s. His family have been notified and are receiving support from the police. The driver of the car is assisting police with the investigation. The A684 was closed to traffic between Bedale and Crakehall until around 8.30pm while a full collision investigation was undertaken at the scene. It also allowed for both vehicles to be safely recovered and the road surface to be cleared of debris from the collision. Local diversions were in place during this time by highways. Witnesses to the collision, motorists with dash-cam footage or anyone who recalls seeing either vehicle prior to the incident, should email jon.moss@northyorkshire.police.uk. Or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Jon Moss. Please quote reference 12220119683 when providing details about this collision.