Appeal to trace boy knocked off his bike by car in York

The York crossroads with Foss Bank on the left and Foss Islands Road on the right. Photograph © Google Street View
14 Aug 2017 @ 12.16 pm
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A boy was knocked off his bike and injured – but left before emergency services could help him.

Now police, concerned about his welfare, are trying to trace him.

The accident happened on Foss Islands Road at 10.07pm on Saturday (August 12).

The cyclist, thought to be about 13, was riding from Peasholme Green towards Layerthorpe with a second teenager also on a bike.

A car travelling on Foss Bank over the crossroads towards Foss Islands Road struck the cyclist in the middle of the junction.

Although the driver and several witnesses stopped and tried to assist the cyclist, the youngster refused an ambulance and left the scene without providing any details.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of the teenager who is believed to have possible head and leg injuries, and are requesting assistance from the public in order to trace him.

Do you know him?

The cyclist is…

aged about 13
5ft tall
of slight build
with dark blond hair.

He was wearing

a black top
and black Adidas bottoms,
and his bike was black with red on the top bar of the frame.

Officers are also appealing for the teenager’s friend to come forward and help identify him. The friend is described as

a white male
5ft 6ins-5ft 8ins tall
15-16 years old
with black hair
and wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact York police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Annabelle Lumley-Holmes
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Annabelle Lumley-Holmes here
Quote reference number NYP-13082017-0517