Witness plea after teenage girls hit by car as they crossed road

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two teenage girls were injured in a hit-and-run.

The girls aged 15 and 16, were hit by a small dark vehicle - possibly a Vauxhall Corsa - on the crossing outside Meadowside Primary School, on Halfpenny Lane, in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, at about 6.45pm tonight.

The vehicle, which had travelled from the direction of Boroughbridge Road, stopped briefly at the scene and a white woman aged about 60-years-old, got out of the driver's seat before getting back in without saying anything.

She then drove off in the direction of Chain Lane.

One of the girls suffered a broken bone in her foot and the other sustained a suspected broken wrist. They were both taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries.

Police are trying to trace the driver of the vehicle involved and are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who can help can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Traffic Constable Mark Mullins or Harrogate Roads Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to mark.mullins@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers should quote reference number 12140045181 when passing on information about this incident.

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8:16pm Sat 22 Mar 14

spottycow says...

DRIVER IS SCUM
DRIVER IS SCUM spottycow
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11:56am Mon 24 Mar 14

MartinMo says...

If they rested the driving abilities of many elderly you may find many actually fail to meet the recured level to continue driving.

I was gobsmaked the other day at tesco (Catterick) when the car in front rammed on his breaks at a pedestrian crossing just before hitting someone crossing the road. They vehicle then parked in a disabled spot and a man of about 80 (ish) struggled out of the driver seat sporting a walking aide. Surely this is more dangerous than someone driving slightly faster than the displayed speed limit.
If they rested the driving abilities of many elderly you may find many actually fail to meet the recured level to continue driving. I was gobsmaked the other day at tesco (Catterick) when the car in front rammed on his breaks at a pedestrian crossing just before hitting someone crossing the road. They vehicle then parked in a disabled spot and a man of about 80 (ish) struggled out of the driver seat sporting a walking aide. Surely this is more dangerous than someone driving slightly faster than the displayed speed limit. MartinMo
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