Man, 81, dies in collision in Harrogate

5 Feb 2021 @ 6.09 pm
| News

A man has died after being in collision with a car in Harrogate.

It happened just before 5pm yesterday (Thursday) on Wetherby Road, near to the Esso garage, at the junction with Hookstone Chase.

It involved a grey Audi A3 that was travelling down Wetherby Road from Harrogate, and a pedestrian who was crossing the road from The Woodlands Hotel towards Hookstone Chase.

Sadly, the 81 year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital where he died.

The 35 year-old driver of the Audi is assisting officers with their enquiries.

The road was closed for eight hours to allow emergency services to respond but reopened just before 1am.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dash-cam footage taken in the area at the time, which may have captured the collision, or the vehicle or pedestrian prior to the incident.”

If you can help contact the police – see below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for TC Gemma Brett from the Major Collision Investigation team
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email TC Brett here
Quote reference number 12210053250