Harrogate police

Police issue appeal after 81-year-old pedestrian dies near to Woodlands traffic lights in Harrogate

5 February 2021

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a fatal collision which happened in Harrogate.

It happened just before 5pm on Thursday 4 February on Wetherby Road, near to the Esso garage, at the junction with Hookstone Chase.

It involved a Grey Audi A3 that was travelling down Wetherby Road from Harrogate town, and a pedestrian who was crossing the road from The Woodlands Pub towards Hookstone Chase.

Sadly, the 81-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital where he died.

The 35-year-old driver of the Audi is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dash-cam footage taken in the area at the time, which may have captured the collision, or the vehicle or pedestrian prior to the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to email TC Gemma Brett from the Major Collision Investigation team on Gemma.Brett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or on call 101, press option 2 and ask for Gemma Brett.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210053250.

The road was closed for some time to allow emergency services to respond but reopened just before 1am.

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