Appeal after A61 crash

A61 Harrogate Road RTC collision

2:44pm 12th March 2018
(Updated 3:11pm 12th March 2018)

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A61 Harrogate Road on Sunday 11th March, 2018. 

The collision happened at 7.30am on the A61 Harrogate Road, Dunkeswick, close to its junction with Weeton Lane.

A small red car, a small silver hatchback car (possibly a Vauxhall Corsa) and a grey Ford Focus were travelling south towards Harewood and a maroon Vauxhall Vectra was travelling in the opposite direction.

It is believed that the silver hatchback car overtook the small red car, the maroon Vauxhall Vectra then immediately collided with the grey Ford Focus.

The silver hatchback car and the red car failed to stop.

Whilst the Vectra and the Focus were both severely damaged, both drivers escaped with only minor injuries - this is testament to modern vehicle safety systems.

A61 Harrogate Road RTC collision

Ford Focus

A61 Harrogate Road RTC collision

Vauxhall Vectra (also pictured in thumbnail)

Police are investigating the collision and are particularly keen to speak to the drivers of the small silver hatchback and the red car, and anyone who can help their enquiries.

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