York woman pinned to her car in hit-and-run crash as she put her grandchild in the back seat

The BMW damaged in the crash. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police

A York woman was badly hurt after being pinned to her vehicle when a car crashed into her.

She was putting her grandchild in the back seat of her BMW on Alness Drive at around 8.30pm on Sunday (27 October) when the crash happened.

The offending vehicle collided with her open rear door, pinning her between the door and body of her vehicle.


The driver of the other car fled the scene.

The victim, in her late 60s, suffered broken ribs, a broken collar bone, a fractured knee cap and potentially a broken leg.

She was taken by ambulance to York Hospital where she is still receiving treatment.

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Alness Drive, looking towards Moor Lane. Photograph © Google Street View
The offending vehicle, described as silver or grey and possibly the size of a small MPV, failed to stop and made off towards Moor Lane.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • We are appealing for witnesses to the collision, or anyone who recalls seeing either of the vehicles prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

    In particular, we are appealing for information about the offending vehicle and its current location. This vehicle is likely to have damage to its nearside front end.


If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police, details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Phillip Kennedy
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Phillip Kennedy here
Quote reference number 12190198303

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