Appeal to trace driver after cyclist left injured in Knaresborough

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10:15am 19th May 2017

Passers-by have come to the aid of a cyclist in Knaresborough who was left with serious injuries after swerving to avoid an oncoming car.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Knaresborough at around 3.30pm on Sunday 14 May.

A 39-year-old local man was riding his pedal cycle along Wetherby Road and had turned right into Farfield Avenue.

As he entered the junction he was forced to swerve to avoid the oncoming vehicle.

This led to the cyclist falling from his bike and sustaining serious injuries, breaking his collar bone and a finger.

The driver of the vehicle involved left the scene before police could get there and no further information regarding it is known.

Traffic Constable Ken Riley, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, who attended the scene said: "I urge anyone who saw this incident to come forward with any information they may have about the vehicle involved.

"I am particularly keen to speak with a man who was driving what has been described as an 'old style VW Golf in black'.

"He was seen by a witness helping the injured cyclist to his feet at the side of the road.

"Unfortunately this person left the scene prior to police arrival and I believe he may have vital information to help me shed light on the circumstances."

TC Riley added: "I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank those members of the public who did stop with the cyclist and helped him prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

"Their assistance was of great comfort, and both the injured party and his family are very grateful." 

Anyone with information is asked to contact TC Ken Riley of North Yorkshire Police, by calling 101 and selecting option 2. Alternatively, email ken.riley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Please quote reference number 12170082966.

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