Hit and run driver leaves York cyclist in hospital

Tang Hall Lane at its junction with Fifth Avenue in York. Photograph © Google Street View
21 Oct 2017 @ 4.46 pm
| Crime, News

Police are searching for a hit and run driver who left a cyclist injured in the middle of the road.

The collision happened on Tang Hall Lane with the junction of Fifth Avenue around 11.20pm on Wednesday (October 18).

A vehicle pulled out out of Fifth Avenue onto Tang Hall Lane and collided with a cycle that was travelling down Tang Hall Lane from Hull Road.

The vehicle did not stop and the cyclist was left on the road in the junction of Fifth Avenue where he was found by passers by, who phoned for an ambulance.

The cyclist was taken to York Hospital for treatment and treated for a possible fractured collarbone, abrasions and bruises.

It is alleged that the cyclist went onto the bonnet of the vehicle, which may have caused damage to the front of the vehicle involved.

Search for damaged vehicle

Police are asking for the public’s help to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “In particular, we are appealing for information about the vehicle that did not stop, unfortunately at this time we have no vehicle type, make or model.

“But we urge people to look out for vehicles with unexplained fresh front-end damage.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact the police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 522 Chris Dalby
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Dalby here
Quote reference number 12170187395