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Pedestrian dies after collision with lorry near Aysgarth Falls 

Pedestrian dies after collision with lorry near Aysgarth Falls 

Published by Harry Long at 3:10pm 13th March 2020.

A pedestrian has died after a collision with a lorry at Aysgarth, near Leyburn.

  • A man in his 70s died after being hit by a lorry at Aysgarth.
  • It happened yesterday afternoon on  Church Bank
  • The driver of the lorry was arrested and has been released under investigation.   

It happened on Church Bank around 12.30pm yesterday.  

The collision involved a heavy goods vehicle and a man aged in his 70s.

The man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

police tape, cordon, cordoned off road

The driver of the HGV, a 28 year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.  He has been  released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Julie Brown.

Alternatively, email the Major Collision Investigation Team via MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please quote reference number 12200042833 when providing details about this incident.