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York Police Appeal for Witness to A19 Collision

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10:54am 13th February 2013

Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a moped rider was injured in a collision in Selby.


Police say the incident happened on the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Burn at around 7.50pm on Tuesday 12 February 2013, involving a blue moped and a grey Vauxhall Astra.


North Yorkshire Police say the vehicles collided as the Astra tried to overtake a tractor which was travelling south towards Chapel Haddlesey. They add that the moped was travelling in the opposite direction.


Police say that as a result of the collision, the moped rider, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for treatment to a back injury.


Police believe there are witnesses to the collision who have yet to come forward as there was a line of traffic which had built up behind the tractor.


The woman driver of a large people carrier did stop at the scene, however she did not leave her details and officers are appealing for her to get in touch, say police.


Officers would also like to speak to the driver of the tractor and are urging him to contact them as soon as possible.


Traffic Constable Martin Smith, of Tadcaster Road Policing Group, said: “The driver of the tractor and the driver of the people carrier are essential witnesses in this investigation and I am asking them to come forward as soon as they can.


“I would also appeal to anyone else who witnessed the collision or saw the moped rider travelling north along the A19 prior to the collision, to get in touch.”


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


Alternatively, information can be sent via email to martin.smith@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk


Please quote reference number 12130024231 when passing information about this incident.


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