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Motorcyclist critically injured in Scarborough crash

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in a collision at Eastfield in Scarborough.

It happened when a motorbike and car were in collision outside the Vantage Toyota garage on Dunslow Road on Friday August 21, 2015 around 7.22pm.

The 23-year-old motorcyclist from Cayton was taken to Scarborough Hospital suffering serious injuries. The driver of the Yaris car, a 22-year-old woman from Scarborough, escaped injury.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Fresh appeal to trace hit and run driver on 14th anniversary of cyclist's death

Officers investigating the death of a Harrogate cyclist 14 years ago have today launched a fresh appeal for information to trace the hit and run driver.

Stefan Forge Credit: North Yorkshire Police

47-year-old Stefan Forge died on 22 August ,2001 after being hit by an unknown vehicle as he cycled with a friend along the A658 towards Buttersyke Bar near Harrogate.

The vehicle that hit Stefan and his friend - at around 11.15pm - failed to stop at the scene.

Tragically Stefan died from his injuries. His friend, who was severely traumatised by the incident, survived but suffered serious injuries.

Police investigating the collision are now carrying out a review of the case and to coincide with the fourteenth anniversary of the collision, are appealing to anyone who has any information but has not contacted the police.

“14 years have passed since Stefan died and I am hoping that with the passage of time, someone is now in a position to come forward with information that can help our investigation.

“Stefan’s family have had to carry on with their lives, not knowing the full circumstances of his death or who was responsible.

"We are still working on behalf of them, and hope that someone with that vital piece of information that will lead us to the identity of the vehicle and its driver, is out there.

“It may be that back in 2001, they felt they could not come forward with that information, but perhaps circumstances have changed and they are now in a position to share that information. "For the sake of Stefan and his family, I urge you to please get in touch and tell us what you know.”

– Sgt Ian Pope, North Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Investigation Unit

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Ian Pope, or email ian.pope@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service ordered to improve

Bosses at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been ordered to improve after watchdogs found dirty ambulances, paramedics using out of date lifesaving equipment and crews failing to reach life or death emergencies quickly enough.

The highly critical report found that staff were caring, but it uncovered a catalogue of shortcomings.

All this after a torrid year for the ambulance service in which it was forced to use taxis for some 999 cases. Claire Ashforth reports.

A61 in North Yorkshire reopens after bus crash

The A61 in North Yorkshire has been reopened after a crash involving a bus and two cars at lunchtime.

Bus being towed away Credit: ITV News

A number of people, including two children, were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash between the no. 36 bus, a blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Mini Cooper.

Scene of the crash Credit: ITV News
Close-up of bus damage Credit: ITV News

The A61 was closed at Killinghall for a few hours as the road was cleared.

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