Police seek third driver after two-car collision

Ripon police station.

Ripon police station.

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The driver of a dark blue estate car who did not stop after two other vehicles collided near Dishforth is being urged to come forward to help police enquiries.

Two pedal cyclists were riding between Sharow, near Ripon, and Dishforth today (Friday, April 24), near the “motorcycle off-road area”, when they were overtaken by a dark blue estate car – possibly a Vauxhall or an Audi – at 11am. A white BMW and red Vauxhall Zafira which were travelling in the opposite direction then collided.

The driver of the BMW, a 45-year-old woman from Dishforth, received slight injuries and was treated at the scene. The 45-year-old male driver of the Zafira, from Ingleby Barwick, was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with slight injuries.

The overtaking car did not stop at the scene.

TC Rob Roberts, of Harrogate Roads Policing Group, said: “I am urging anyone who witnessed the collision or any of the vehicles involved to get in touch.

“I am particularly keen to speak the driver of the dark blue Vauxhall or Audi which failed to stop at the scene. The driver may be unaware of the incident but I still need to speak to them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable 1295 Rob Roberts, or email rob.roberts@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Quote reference number 12150067259 when passing on information.