A man was seriously hurt in a collision with an HGV in York.

The accident happened at about 1.10am on Tuesday (July 11) on Lawrence Street, outside the BP garage at the junction with Nicholas Gardens.

It involved a white DAF refrigerated lorry travelling towards York city centre and a 52-year-old local man.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The driver of the lorry, a 58 year-old man, also from the York area was unhurt in the incident and has been assisting police with their enquiries.

Police appealing for witnesses

The BP garage on Lawrence Street, York, near the junction with Nicholas Gardens. Photograph © Google Street View

The road was closed to allow emergency services to attend to the injured man, examine the scene and to recover the vehicle.

It reopened at around 5.52am.

Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle or pedestrian in the area around the time of the incident.

The pedestrian was wearing distinctive red trousers and had been on the same side of the road as the BP garage prior to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for John Kendall
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email John Kendall here
Quote reference number 12170121073