Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run in Whitby.
It happened in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).
The cyclist was riding along Stakesby Road towards Spring Vale at about 1.30am when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.
Where the collision happened
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The 63-year-old man was left lying in the road with serious injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital where he currently remains.
“The vehicle involved, believed to be a Vauxhall, suffered obvious damage, but did not stop at the scene.
“It is possible that the vehicle may have been abandoned after the collision.
“Anyone who has seen a vehicle with sudden unexplained damage or comes across one, anyone who witnessed the incident or has private CCTV footage that has captured the car or the collision, is asked to call North Yorkshire Police.”
You can call police on 101, quoting incident number 12230054894 .
To remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or get in touch online here.