ANOTHER biker died and two more were injured as accidents involving motorcyclists continued on North Yorkshire's roads over the weekend.

More than 50 riders have lost their lives in the county in the past two years, despite efforts by the police and road safety campaigners to curb the death toll.

Officers have met motorcyclists at favourite haunts, offering riding assessments, videos and literature aimed at helping them to stay alive.

Patrols have been stationed on roads popular with bikers, enforcing speed limits and clamping down on the minority of people responsible for unsociable riding who have prompted complaints about noise and intimidation.

Despite this, nearly every sunny weekend this summer has witnessed at least one fatality. On Saturday, a 19-year-old girl from Snaith, near Goole, died.

Kiri Haywood was on a Suzuki machine which was involved in a collision with a silver BMW on the A19, a mile south of Escrick, between Selby and York, at about 12.15pm on Saturday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, especially the driver of a cream-coloured tipper truck with red or green lettering who may have seen what happened.

Meanwhile North Yorkshire police are also hoping tofind witnesses to a separate collision on the A171 between Guisborough and Whitby at 11.05am on Saturday.

A biker and his pillion passenger were both thrown from a Ducati machine, which collided with tractor turning right near the Tranmire junction. Both were taken to the James Cook Memorial Hospital, in Middlesbrough, by air ambulance for treatment to serious injuries.

Witnesses to either accident are asked to telephone (01609) 783131.