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Further Police appeal following fatal collision on A59

PoliceSkipton police are appealing for vital witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic on the A59 at Blubberhouses outside Harrogate.

The driver of a silver Vauxhall Zafira, a 36-year-old man from Morecambe, died at the scene of the collision after his vehicle hit a heavy goods vehicle near Fewston reservoir at around 2.40pm on Friday 2 December 2011.

The Zafira was travelling in the direction of Skipton when it collided with the HGV which was heading in the opposite direction. A silver Peugeot was also involved in the collision but only sustained minor damage and the driver was uninjured.

Officers are appealing to the driver of x-registered Vauxhall Vectra to come forward, as he stopped at the scene of the collision but left without leaving his details. He is potentially a vital witness and police need to speak to him.

The driver of another vehicle which was towing a caravan towards Skipton could also hold information vital to the investigation.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of Skipton Roads Policing Group, said:

The road was fairly busy at the time of the collision, therefore there are potentially a number of people who witnessed the collision that we haven’t spoken to yet.

I am particularly interested in speaking to the Vectra driver and the driver who was towing the caravan as they may well have information that can help our enquiries.

If you saw the collision or have any information that can help with the investigation, please contact the police as soon as possible.


Two passengers in the Zafira, a 20-year-old man and a 27-year-old man both from Morecombe, suffered minor injuries in the collision and were treated at Harrogate District Hospital.

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police, on 0845 60 60 24 7 – select option 2 – and ask for TS Pete Stringer, or Skipton Roads Policing Group, quoting reference number 12110203614.




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