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Pedestrian's death in York prompts fresh appeal


2:42pm 6th July 2012

North Yorkshire Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after the death of a man who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near York.

It occurred at 3.50pm on Monday 2nd July 2012, on A19 outside the Fairfield Manor Hotel in Skelton.

The collision involved a dark grey Ford Focus travelling from the A1237 towards Skelton and an 80 year old man, from Helmsley, who was crossing the road walking towards the hotel.

The pedestrian was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance, where he sadly died on Thursday 5th July 2012. 

The inquest will be opened and adjourned at Sentinel House, York at 3pm on Monday 9th July 2012.

At the time of the collision he was wearing a blue top and dark coloured trousers.

The 76-year-old local man driving the car was not injured in the collision.

Traffic Sergeant Dave Willey, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said:

“I need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen either the pedestrian or Ford Focus prior to the incident so that I can better understand the circumstances around it.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for Ian McKenzie of the of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group. Or you can send an email to ian.mckenzie@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

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