A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to James Cook University Hospital after being hit by a car, suffering serious injuries.

At around 8.37pm on Sunday (November 17) the man, who was on Clotherholme Road in Ripon, North Yorkshire, was hit by a red Citroen.

It is believed the red Citroen had been travelling out of the city, when the driver collided with the man around 300 metres from the junction with Aislabie Garth.

Police investigating said the 20-year-old was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough after suffering serious injuries, but remained in a stable condition.

A dashcam footage appeal has since been launched by North Yorkshire Police to anyone who may have witnessed the crash. 

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw the vehicle or the male pedestrian who was wearing dark clothing in the area of Clotherholme Road around the time of the collision to contact them on 101 quoting log 439 of 17 November."

The road was closed for several hours to allow emergency services attend the scene, and carry out examination of the scene of the crash.