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Cyclist seriously hurt in York crash


5:30am 30th July 2012
(Updated 5:19am 31st July 2012)

North Yorkshire Police update:

Police investigating a collision in which a York cyclist sustained serious injuries have issued a further appeal for information.

The collision occurred at around 11pm on Friday 27 July 2012.

Earlier in the evening at around 9.30 to 10pm, there was a commotion in Anne Street just off Bishopthorpe Road involving a youth and a red car which was being revved very loudly.

A number of people were present in the street at the time, including concerned residents who came out to see what was happening. The youth was eventually persuaded not to drive the vehicle by concerned members of the public.

Police are appealing for these people and anyone else who was in the area at the time to contact them. Officers have tried to contact all the residents of Anne Street via a leaflet drop, but there may be others who weren’t residents but saw what happened.

Police are appealing for these people to come forward as soon as possible as their information is crucial to the investigation.  

The injured cyclist has been transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary for specialist treatment. He remains in a serious condition.

North Yorkshire Police Statement:

Police are appealing for witnesses after a York cyclist sustained serious injuries when he was knocked from his bike on Bishopthorpe Road, York.

Just after 11pm on Friday 27 July 2012, a red Seat car collided with the cyclist at the junction with Charlton Street.

The Seat failed to stop at the scene and then went on to collide with a parked transit van further along Bishopthorpe Road before coming to rest upside down.

The cyclist, a 39-year-old man from York sustained serious head, neck and wrist injuries and was taken to York District Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The 15-year-old male driver of the car was arrested at the scene of the second collision on suspicion of numerous offences including taking a car without consent, drink driving and failing to stop after a collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to either of the collisions or anyone who saw the Seat travelling in the Bishopthorpe Road area prior to the two collisions.  

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Traffic Sergeant Julian Pearson by ringing 101, select option 2 and ask for Julian Pearson, or email julian.pearson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

The 15-year-old youth has been released on bail while police enquiries continue.


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