Officers were called to the scene of a collision involving a bus and an Audi car on Knaresborough Road at Starbeck, at about 12.15am on 15 January 2019.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.
He received hospital treatment for a head injury.
The Audi had been reported stolen from the Ripon area on 10 January 2019. Officers are contacting its rightful owner.
The suspect remains in custody, and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.