Witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Huddersfield

Roads Policing Officers in Huddersfield are appealing for information following a road traffic collision which left a motorcycle rider with serious injuries.

The incident occurred at shortly before 7:30pm yesterday (Thursday 3 June, 2021) at the junction of Holmfirth Road and Tinker Lane in Huddersfield.

It took place after a Yahama YZF motorcycle and a Ford Transit van were in collision.

The Yamaha, which had been travelling in convoy with a Kymco Lite Moped, had been travelling behind the van on Holmfirth Road, prior to the collision occurring. 

The collision occurred as the van was turning right from Holmfirth Road onto Tinker Lane.

The 17-year-old male rider of the Yamaha suffered multiple injuries which include serious head injuries and was taken to hospital in Leeds. 

He remains in hospital today in a critical condition.

The male rider of the Kymco was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in connection with the matter.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, the circumstances leading up to it, or who may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact the Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident reference 1642 of June 3, 2021.

Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

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