A biker is in hospital after a serious hit and run at a busy York junction today (Friday).
A motorbike and a van collided on the corner of Clifton and Burton Stone Lane at around 1.35pm.
The white Ford Transit van was towing a trailer – believed to be an older style Mk6 model. It turned right onto Burton Stone Lane as the motorcyclist was going straight on.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The impact was so forceful that the motorcyclist’s head ended up smashing through the driver’s side window, crushing his body between the bike and the side of the van.
“Luckily, doctors from the nearby medical practice heard the collision and immediately went out to provide first aid to the rider and called for an ambulance.”
The man on the motorbike suffered a suspected broken shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment.
The driver and three passengers in the Transit van left the scene without giving their details or offering assistance.
“It is believed that several people who passed the scene may have taken photographs while the Transit van was still present,” the police spokesperson said.
“To assist the investigation, we urge these people to come forward with any photographs of the incident, especially where the vehicle registration plate and those at the scene are identifiable.”
If you have information, pictures or dashcam footage, you can contact police on the numbers below.
How to help the police