Fatal collision 2 August 2015 B6265, Hebden, North Yorkshire

Last updated 7 December 2016
B6265, Hebden, North Yorkshire (show full map)
Casualties George Ballard, 41 (fatality)
Time of incident 8:30am, 2 August 2015
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle
Incident factors None known
Police details North Yorkshire

George Ballard died when he left the road at Dibbles Bridge and fell 15m. The bridge, which lies on a sharp bend in the road at the bottom of a descent, is a known blackspot: the previous year cyclist James Nelson died in an identical incident, and in 1975 a notorious bus crash resulted in 32 deaths.

In 2016 the bridge was modified to incorporate a safety barrier, which is now visible on Streetview.