Woman, 78, dies after being hit by motorbike in North Yorkshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash in Colburn yesterday.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash in Colburn yesterday.

A 78-year-old woman has died after a being hit by a motorbike in North Yorkshire.

Helen Doherty, of Colburn, was hit by a Lexmoto motorcycle yesterday morning.

She was taken to James Cook Hospital by Air Ambulance but died from her injuries.

Police today issued an appeal for witnesses to the fatal collision in Forest Drive, Colburn, at 10.45am.

A spokesman said: “A man in his 30s was arrested at a property nearby in connection with the incident. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, and has not already spoken to officers, is asked to call 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team. Please quote reference number 12160145554.