Police seek vital witness following Northallerton collision

2 July 2012

PoliceNorth Yorkshire Police are appealing for a vital witness to come forward following a serious road traffic collision near Northallerton.

It occurred at 12.30pm on Sunday 1 July 2012, on the B6271 between Northallerton and Yafforth near Northdale Horticulture. It involved a red Peugeot 406, heading out of Northallerton, and a motorcycle, which was one of a group of three bikes heading towards the town.

As a result of the collision the 19-year-old man from Sandhutton, near Thirsk, riding the motorcycle was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries, where he currently remains in a stable but critical condition.

The 52-year-old man from Darlington driving the Peugeot who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail to allow to allow for further enquiries.

Police are keen to trace the driver of a dark coloured car which stopped at the time of the collision but left before officers arrived.

Traffic Constable Neil Cholmondeley, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said:

I am appealing to the driver of the car which stopped at the scene to come forward and contact the police as a matter of urgency. I believe they witnessed the collision and have vital information about the incident.

I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision.

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Neil Cholmondeley.


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