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Pensioner dies in Bedale crash

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7:33am 3rd September 2012
(Updated 12:10pm 3rd September 2012)

An 81 year old has died after a crash in Bedale.

The man was on a mobility scooter when it collided with a car last night.

He was heading down Sussex Street when the crash happened with a Ford Ka.

The incident happened at 6.20pm on the main Street through the town.

North Yorkshire Police Statement:

Police investigate fatal collision involving mobility scooter

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision in Bedale.

It occurred at 6.15pm on Sunday 2 September 2012, at the junction of Sussex Street and Firby Road. The collision involved a Ford Ka heading from Bedale towards Masham, and a mobility scooter being driven by an 81-year-old local man, travelling along Firby Road towards Masham Road. Sadly, the rider of the mobility scooter was pronounced dead at the scene.

We are not yet in a position to name the man who died.

The local man driving the Ka was not injured as a result of the incident.

The road was closed for approximately four hours following the collision.

Traffic Sergeant Clare Sawyer, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said:

“If you witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident please contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Chris Dundan. Alternatively, information can be emailed to


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