Fatal RTC - Police Appeal for Lorry Driver and other Witnesses

HUMBERSIDE POLICE are trying to locate the driver of a lorry that is suspected to have been involved in a road traffic collision on Hull Road, Skirlaugh at around 1030hrs this morning (Tuesday 13 July 2010).
A motorcyclist was involved in a collision with the rear end of a lorry.

The lorry was travelling northbound, away from Hull, at the time of the incident, in the direction of the Whitecross roundabout.

The motorcyclist died a short time after the collision. He has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be a man in his 40s from the South Yorkshire area.

The lorry police believe may have been involved in the collision was possibly a flat bed style lorry with green sides and a dirty white cab.

It is believed the driver was unaware of the incident as the motorcyclist impacted with the rear of the vehicle and officers are asking any lorry drivers who were in the area at the relevant time today(July 13) to check their vehicles for damage at the rear offside and contact police if they have any concerns.

Officers would also like to speak to other motorists in the area at the time who saw the incident but did not stop and leave their details as they could provide vital witness accounts. A number of vehicles were travelling in a southerly direction, towards Hull at the time.

Police and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Road closures were put in place at the time of the incident and re-opened shortly before 3pm.

Police would ask the lorry driver or anyone who may have information in connection with the collision to contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Roads Policing Team at Humberside Police on tel 0845 60 60 222 (101) quoting log number 169 of 13 July 2010.