Teenager hurt as man drove through Knaresborough roadblock


A teenage construction worker was left with a broken leg when a man ran him over after refusing to follow a road diversion through Knaresborough.

Police are now appealing for information as they try to trace the driver. Officers say the incident happened just before 9pm on Monday, June 2, on Bond End outside Conyngham Hall.

The road is closed for roadworks but the driver of the car, a green Isuzu Trooper or Crew Cab pickup, was allowed through as he told the work crew he was picking up a child from Conyngham Hall. But when he tried to make the return trip he was told that he couldn’t by one the construction workers.

Police say the driver then stated he did not want to follow the diversion and set off regardless, hitting the construction worker.

The 18-year-old man who had been working on the road, from County Durham, was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with a suspected broken leg. He has since been discharged.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the driver failed to stop.

The driver is described as being white and aged in his 60s. He was driving a vehicle with a registration plate possibly beginning YT52.

TC Dave Lever, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you are the driver of the vehicle involved in this collision, it is possible that you are unaware that a collision occurred, and I urge you to come forward straight away so that I can take your statement.

“I also need to speak to anyone else who witnessed collision, and who has not yet contacted the police, to get in touch straight away.

“If you recognise the description of the vehicle involved or can assist this enquiry in any way, please come forward and contact the police.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact Harrogate police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Dave Lever. Alternatively, information can be emailed to dave.lever@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.