Motorcyclist dies after fatal crash with road sweeper

A motorcyclist has died after he collided with a road-sweeping truck near Bridlington. The man was riding along the A165 near the seaside town when the 55-year-old’s bike stuck the vehicle. The busy road was closed early on Tuesday morning and remained that way for several hours after police, fire crews and paramedics descended on the scene.

Officers from Humberside Police sealed off the road at around 6am after they were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service at just after 5.30am. The motorcyclist’s family are being supported by officers from the force’s Serious Collisions Unit. Police say they are wanting to speak to the driver of a silver Vauxhall Meriva which was in the area at the time of the collision.

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Sharing the sad news, a spokeswoman for the force said: “A 55-year-old North Yorkshire man has sadly died this morning after his motorbike collided with a stationary road sweeper on the A165.

“We were called by ambulance crews at 5.33am this morning and the road remains closed whilst our specialist teams work to establish the circumstances of the incident.

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“The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by officers from our Serious Collisions Unit. “Our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time and, while they are grateful to all those offering their sympathies, they have asked that the man is not named publicly at this time. “Officers investigating the incident are keen to speak to the occupants of a silver Vauxhall Meriva which was in the area at the time of the collision, who could be key witnesses.

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“We’d also like to speak to anyone who has dashcam footage they believe could assist us.”

Anyone who can help Humberside Police is asked to call 101, quoting log number 97 of June 23.

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