Lorry Crash Driver Arrested
A male lorry driver has been arrested and released on bail following a crash in North Yorkshire in which a biker was "seriously" injured.
The 61-year-old was driving a white-and-blue articulated Volvo lorry which was involved in a collision with a green motorcycle on the B6265 Boroughbridge Road between Ripon and the A1 at 9.50 on Thursday morning.
The motorcyclist ended up in a ditch with injuries to his head, chest and abdomen following the crash. He was taken by road ambulance to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment with what police have described as "serious injuries".
A road closure was put in place between the A61 roundabout at Ripon and the A168 Kirby Hill roundabout, while police investigated the scene.
The lorry driver, from West Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion on dangerous driving and bailed pending further enquiries.
North Yorkshire Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them.
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David Urpeth from Irwin Mitchell said: "Road traffic accidents still take an alarming number of lives per year. Motor cyclists are particularly at risk from those who drive carelessly or dangerously.
"Drivers need to be aware of the damage that they can cause if their conduct leads to a road crash.
"Drivers need to be especially vigilant for cyclists and motorcyclists who are vulnerable road users.
"I represent many people who have been injured or killed in road traffic accidents.
"Sadly, all too often I see the tragic consequences of drivers who have failed to heed that message and their conduct has led to serious or fatal road traffic accidents."