Police appeal over serious collision near Leyburn

Police are appealing for information about a serious collision that that occurred near Leyburn.

The incident occurred at the Bellerby Tank Road junction on the A6108 Leyburn Road at 3.50pm on Wednesday, February 21,

A silver Kia is believed to have pulled out of the junction onto Leyburn Road causing a white Ford Transit National Highways van to crash into a fence.

Police say the driver of the Kia, who is described as in her 50s or 60s, initially stopped to speak to the driver of the van but left the scene before providing any of her details.

The driver of the van suffered a fractured shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment and further checks.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who has any dash-cam footage that may have captured something, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

If you can help, please email ryan.edwards@northyorkshire.police.uk or call 101, select option 2, and ask for Ryan Edwards.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240032198.





1 Comment

  1. Looks like for this poor driver it was very unfortunate that when leaving the road he was stopped abruptly when hitting this tree.

    I think if a survey was carried out it would be found that most accidents where a motorist leave’s the road and hits a tree that people in the vehicle are more often serious hurt or killed because trees don’t move so the vehicle comes to an abrupt halt.

    The question is why are we still allowing trees in this health and safety world we live in today to be planted or aloud to grow close to roads ??

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