Motorbikes crash at accident hotspot

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash involving two motorbikes and a car on the A171 at Scarborough.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire Service said both Kawasaki bikes were on fire by the time crews arrived and were eventually destroyed by the flames.

The rider, a 49-year-old man and a 48-year-old man, escaped with non-life threatening rib and burn injuries and were rushed to Scarborough Hospital for treatment.

A motorist also involved is not believed to have been injured.

The road remained closed to traffic until 12.15pm to allow police to investigate the collision scene and for the vehicles to be recovered.

The crash comes just two months after a Scarborough motorcyclist, aged in his late 30s, was killed in a horror smash on the same stretch of road.

A 47-year-old biker, from Stockton, also died in May after crashing with a car, at what is becoming a a notorious accident blackspot.

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