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Cyclist airlifted after collision with caravan near Bedale

A 45-year-old local woman, was riding her black and white mountain bike along the A684 towards Bedale at around 5.40pm on Sunday 27 July 2014.

She was overtaken by a white MPV-type vehicle towing a twin-axle caravan as she passed the sports field opposite Grange Road Farm. and as the vehicle pulled back in it clipped her and knocked her of her bike.

The woman suffered injuries to her arms and head in the collision and was airlifted to James Cook Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver of the car did not stop at the scene of the collision and continued towards Bedale.

Officers are trying to trace the driver of the car and any witnesses to the incident.

One potential witness officers are keen to trace is the driver of as AA or RAC van, which was seen travelling in the opposite direction to the caravan. The driver of the van may not be aware of the collision but will have witnessed the caravan overtake the cyclist.

Officers are urging the driver of the van to come forward with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Steve Wood or Thirsk Roads Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to

Please quote reference number 12140125844 when passing information about this incident.

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