A MOTORCYCLIST has died following three-vehicle collision on the A171 between Whitby and Scarborough.

Police were called to a collision near Helwath Road junction at about 12.35pm on Friday, April 19.

Fire and ambulance services also attended the incident, which involved a white Volkswagen Golf driven by a 26-year-old man, a blue and white Suzuki SV650 motorcycle ridden by a 49-year-old man and a grey Iveco horsebox van, driven by a 39-year-old woman with a 63-year-old female passenger.

The Volkswagen Golf and Suzuki motorbike were both travelling south on the A171, while the Iveco horsebox was travelling north when the collision occurred.

The motorcyclist, who was from Middlesbrough, was taken to The James Cook Hospital by air ambulance, but died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the collision.

The other drivers, although shaken were uninjured, however, the 63-year-old female passenger from the horsebox van was treated for head injuries.

The road was closed for the Major Collision Investigation Team to conduct a thorough investigation of the scene.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicles in the moments before it happened, or anyone who captured dash-cam footage that could help the investigation, to get in touch.

Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask to speak to Matthew Tanfield, quote incident 12190070738 when sharing information.