Appeal for help after Billingham man and woman were killed in a motorbike accident

The road on which the accident happened. Google Images
The road on which the accident happened. Google Images
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a Billingham man and woman were killed in a road collision.

The incident occurred at around 12.40pm on Saturday 18 July 2015, on the B1264 around one-and-a-half miles south of Low Worsall, near Yarm.

A blue and white Suzuki motorbike which was travelling from Yarm towards Great Smeaton collided with a blue Ford Focus travelling in the opposite direction.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 47-year-old man from Billingham, and his passenger, a 51-year-old woman also from Billingham, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Their families have been informed.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 37-year-old man from Middlesbrough, suffered minor injuries in the collision. He was treated at James Cook Hospital before being discharged.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the incident to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact Traffic Constable Matthew Tanfield or the Major Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to matthew.tanfield@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12150123079 when passing on information about this incident.