Police make direct appeal to cyclist after pedestrian seriously injured

The incident occurred near Catterick Racecourse.

Police have made a direct appeal for a cyclist who collided with a pedestrian to come forward.

More details of the incident on Friday have been released as police continue to investigate the collision between a pedestrian and a pedal cycle near Brompton-on-Swale.

PC James Crawford said: “We now understand that the pedestrian was walking between Brompton-on-Swale and Catterick Village in the hours of darkness between 7.07pm and 8.05pm.

“He was walking on the unlit section of the footpath opposite the racecourse where he passed at least one other pedestrian shortly before the collision.”

The injured man, a 57-year-old from the Doncaster area, was on holiday with his wife when he went for an evening walk.

Police say he was struck by an unlit pedal cycle ridden by a young male with blonde curly hair wearing dark clothing.

It is believed that he initially checked on the welfare of the pedestrian before leaving the scene.

PC Crawford added: “Shortly after, the injured party began to feel unwell and was later conveyed to hospital where he remains in a serious, but stable condition with the potential for life-changing injuries.

“I am making a direct appeal to the cyclist involved in this incident to come forward to speak with myself about this incident to establish the full facts of the collision.”

You can contact PC Crawford by calling 10, press option 2 and ask for James Crawford.

Alternatively you can email James.crawford@northyorkshire.police.uk

Please quote reference 12210231631.