The family of a 47-year-old man who was killed in a motorbike accident on Sunday (14th July) have paid tribute to him.
Michael Bates, from Kelso, was involved in a collision with another motorcycle and a tractor, on the A683 outside of the Fat Lamb hotel in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria.
Mr Bates was taken to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough by air ambulance, but died of his injuries.
The family of Michael Bates said:
"It is with great sadness that Michael has so tragically been taken from us.
"A keen motorcyclist for several years with a zest for life. Michael who loved both home and work life will be sorely missed by his wife Jacqueline, sons Tom and Mick and daughters Jo and Sophie.
A 45-year-old man was also treated for minor injuries and was taken to Berwick Hospital.
The 20-year-old driver of the tractor did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC 895 Andy Ivison or Sergeant 1204 Jo Walker of the Northern roads policing unit.
The A686 has reopened following motorcycle crash between Gamblesby and Hartside Pass. The condition of the injured bikers has yet to be released.
Two riders being transported to hospital. It is not clear at this time the extent of their injuries.
The A686 is currently closed a Melmerby and Alston and motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
The crash is believed to have involved at least two motorbikes. the condition of the riders involved is not known at this time, although the Air Ambulance has been deployed. The road will be closed for some time.
Five people were injured last night (9th July) after two cars were involved in a head on collision on the A711 Dalbeattie to Dumfries road.
The cars crashed in the Long Wood areas, about three miles west of Dumfries.
One person was left with serious injuries and was air lifted to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
The other four people were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, and the road remained closed for several hours.
Police Scotland are appealing for any witnesses with information to contact them on 101.
A woman has died following a crash on the A65.
The 3 vehicle collision happened at Spital, between the M6 and Kirby Lonsdale, on Saturday 20th April.
Another woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
The family of a teenager who died in a crash in Penrith on Thursday (7th March) have paid tribute to a ‘much loved’ man who was a ‘devoted dad’.
19-year-old Robin Hewitt, from Milner Mount in Penrith, died in the accident near Eamont Bridge.
He was a passenger in a BMW car which hit a tree by the side of the B5320.
The 23-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A spokesperson from Robin's family said:
"Robin was a much loved son and brother and was a devoted father to Leon.
“He will be very sadly missed by his parents Susan and Phillip, his brothers, Robert and Ross, and all the extended family members.”
The A6071 Carlisle Road in Brampton near Carlisle is closed in both directions due to a three vehicle crash.
The 23-year-old man who died in a crash near Lochamaben has been named as Michael Goldie from Lockerbie.
Mr Goldie was driving a white Honda CRX when the incident happened at around 10.15pm last night (30th January).
He died at the scene.
A 21-year-old male passenger was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after sustaining serious injuries.
A man has died in a crash on the A709 between Lochmaben and Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway.
The 23-year-old was driving a white Honda CRX when the incident happened at around 10.15pm last night (30th January).
The driver died at the scene and a 21-year-old male passenger was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after sustaining serious injuries.
His condition is described as serious but stable.
Both men are thought to be local.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or seen the car before the accident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701.