Two injured in motorcycle crash at Embsay

Skipton Road was closed for several hours after the crash

Skipton Road was closed for several hours after the crash

First published in News

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in Embsay which left two people injured.

It occurred at around 3.55pm on Sunday on Skipton Road near the Bow Bridge railway bridge.

It involved a motorcycle with a sidecar, which was travelling towards Skipton and which left the road before going through a hedge.

The motorcyclist and a male passenger in the sidecar were taken to Airedale General Hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known.

Traffic Constable Ken Riley, of the force’s roads policing group, said: “If you witnessed the collision, or saw the motorbike and sidecar prior to the incident, I ask you to contact the police straight away as you may have vital details which could help my inquiry.”

Skipton Road was closed for a number of hours while the police carried out a forensic investigation of the site.

Anyone with information should contact TC Riley at Skipton Police Station on 101 or email Please quote police reference number 12140106397.

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