Five bikers charged over group riding deaths

North Yorkshire police bring charges of causing death by dangerous driving after a couple are killed during a group ride.

Five riders have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a rider and pillion in their group died after a collision with a car.

Dean Slater and his wife Helen were thrown from their motorcycle and killed instantly after hitting a car whilst riding on the A162 between Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Dawn raids were carried out to detain five males that had been riding with the couple at the time of the fatal accident on August 25th 2010.  North Yorkshire Police are charging the men due to their association, or joint enterprise, with riding in the group prior to the accident, they will appear in Selby Magistrates Court 31st March 2011.

This is not the first instance of riders being charged, even though not directly involved in an incident.  Legislation is already in place for a lead rider to be charged for speeding offences comitted by others in a group.

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