Ripon motorcyclist injured in crash

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A woman motorcyclist from Ripon has been seriously injured in a traffic collision near Richmond.

The 59-year-old was riding a red Ducati motocycle which was involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra van at the North Cowton crossroads on the B1263 on Wednesday, September 24, at 12.30pm. Both vehicles were travelling towards Darlington.

The woman was taken to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, where she remains in a stable condition.

Traffic Constable Tony Leonard, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles involved just prior to the incident, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can assist officers in their investigation should contact Richmond police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Tony Leonard. Alternatively, information can be emailed to

Quote reference number 12140164284 when passing information on about the incident.