Two boys seriously hurt after vehicle crashes into a wall near Harrogate school
Two boys have been seriously hurt in a road collision this morning (Thursday).
At 8.46am a member of the public called 999 after a collision on Yew Tree Lane, near to Ashville College, in Harrogate.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The two injured boys were pedestrians and were injured when a vehicle collided with a wall at the location.
Yew Tree Lane, Harrogate
“The boys have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries.
“North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are at the scene to make the area safe. The parents of both boys have been informed.
“Road and path closures are in place, so please plan your travel accordingly. This will have been a distressing incident to witness, and we urge anyone affected to seek help if needed.”
The boys go to nearby Rossett School, which has issued a statement. It says: “Earlier this morning there was a road traffic accident near to the school involving two of our students.
“We are working with the emergency services and supporting the families of those involved.
“We would like to thank the staff of Ashville College for their quick response and the care that they provided at the scene.
“Rossett School staff will be providing support to our students during the course of the school day if needed.”
Staff from Ashville College gave first aid to the boys. Headteacher Rhiannon Wilkinson said: “Two pupils from a nearby school have sadly been injured in an incident outside the college.
“Staff from the college administered first aid to the casualties and dealt with the scene until the emergency services arrived, which included an air ambulance.
“We have written to our parents informing them of the incident, which happened on Yew Tree Lane as the children were making their way to school at around 8.45am. Our thoughts are with the pupils involved and their families.”
Ashville College is an independent school for day and boarding pupils aged 2-18.
If you can help with the police investigation, please contact us them 101, reference NYP-02022023-0100.