Police appeal for witnesses to fatal accident in Scarborough

31 Jan 2021 @ 6.20 pm
| News

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident in Scarborough today.

The accident happened at the junction of College Lane and Filey Road at about 11.45am today (Sunday 31 January).

The driver of the car was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

In their earlier appeal, police explained that someone at the scene had tested positive for coronavirus and that those who stopped to help would therefore need to isolate.

Following further enquiries, it has now emerged that the person who had tested positive for coronavirus did so on 6 January – and therefore those people who came into contact with them do not need to isolate as previously thought.

A spokesperson said: “Our thanks once again to those who stopped to help and our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

“Please can we ask that you avoid any unhelpful speculation that may add to the distress of the man’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has any information that could assist the investigation.

Please call 101 or email the Major Collision Investigation Team at [email protected] quoting reference number 12210049306