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Police Appeal following Selby Cycle Accident

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7:12am 3rd January 2013
(Updated 10:30am 3rd January 2013)

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses after two teenage boys were hit by a car in Selby District.


Officers say the boys, both local and aged 16, were cycling along Hirst Road, an unclassified road between Temple Hirst and Hirst Courtney, at around 5.15pm on Wednesday 2 January 2013 when they were struck by a silver Vauxhall Corsa.


Police say the driver of the vehicle, an elderly woman, stopped at the scene of the collision and asked the boys if they were ok before continuing on her journey.


After making their way home the boys were taken to York District Hospital for treatment where one of them was kept in overnight suffering from a broken jaw say North Yorkshire Police.


Officers are keen to trace the driver of the Corsa and are urging anyone who was travelling along Hirst Road around the time of the collision to get in touch.


Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “We need to speak to the driver of the Vauxhall Corsa as a matter of urgency so that we can establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision.


“Although the woman driving the car stopped briefly at the scene of the incident I urge her to come forward and help us with our enquiries.


“I would also urge anyone who was on Hirst Road around the time of the collision and saw either the cyclists or the Vauxhall Corsa to contact the police with information.”


Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Iain Atkinson or Tadcaster Roads Policing Group.


Information can also be emailed to iain.atkinson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk


Please quote reference number 12130001223 when passing information about this incident.

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