Two motorcyclists seriously injured in six-vehicle pile up

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Two motorcyclists have been rushed to hospital after an accident involving six vehicles in North Yorkshire.

It happened around 5.40pm yesterday on the A168 at Thornton-le-Moor, between Northallerton and Thirsk.

The collision involved four motorcycles and two cars.

Two of the motorcyclists were taken by land and air ambulance to James Cook hospital, with serious injuries.

The road reopened just after 11.30pm after accident investigators had examined the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The vehicles involved were a red Nissan Note, a silver Kia Sportage, a blue Suzuki GSX, a blue Harley Davidson XFD, a black Honda XL and a black Triumph Tiger.