Town centre visitor death: police appeal

The scene at Newborough where a man was knocked over and then died from his imjuries 9 days later. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113314'16/08/11
The scene at Newborough where a man was knocked over and then died from his imjuries 9 days later. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113314'16/08/11
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A visitor has died nine days after a collision with a car in Scarborough town centre.

Raymond Thomas Fowler, of Heworth Green in York, died as a result of his injuries.

The scene at Newborough where a man was knocked over and then died from his imjuries 9 days later. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113314'16/08/11

The scene at Newborough where a man was knocked over and then died from his imjuries 9 days later. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113314'16/08/11

The collision, which involved a white Vauxhall Astra estate car, was at the junction of Newborough and Queen Street on Saturday, August 6, at about 10.40am.

Traffic Sgt Pete Wood, of Scarborough Road Policing Group, said yesterday: “The incident occurred on a Saturday morning, which means there will have been plenty of locals and visitors around.

“Tragically, Mr Fowler has died as a result of the collision and it is important that we establish exactly what happened.

“Given the time of day, I am sure someone must have seen the incident and could have information vital to the investigation.”

Mr Fowler, 89, was taken to Scarborough Hospital, for treatment and he was later transferred to back to York at the District Hospital, where he died.

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed that they had received a call about the incident at 10.35am.

She added: “An elderly male was treated at the scene and he was taken to Scarborough Hospital.”

Witnesses said they saw a police car and an ambulance at the scene and Mr Fowler was taken into a nearby shop while he waited for the ambulance.

One witness, who would not give her name, said she did not see the incident just what happened afterwards.

She said: “There was a gentleman in a chair, I think they had a cover over him, but he didn’t seem badly hurt because they didn’t rush off with him to hospital.”

Angelika Idziaszczyk, a sales assistant at the nearby Polska Chata foodstore, said the junction could get busy.

She added: “There are traffic lights at the top. I drive home and people don’t look left or right. People walk in the road and they don’t see the cars.”

She felt some action should be taken to make the area safer.

She said: “There should be a sign for drivers to be careful because it is a busy road with a lot of people walking around – especially when there are kids around.”

Anyone who can help police with the investigation is urged to contact TS Wood on 0845 6060247 – quoting reference number 12110131654.