Breaking News - Pedestrian dies following Whitby crash

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A pedestrian who was hit by a car near Whitby yesterday afternoon has died from his injuries, say police.

The 35-year-old, who was local to the area, was believed to have been crossing the A171 near the entrance to the Flask Inn and Fylingdales Service Station when he collided with a black Ford Focus at around 5.40pm yesterday.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Scarborough Hospital where he died from his wounds.

The Ford Focus, which was travelling north on the Scarborough to Whitby road, was being driven by a 34-year-old man from Redcar who was uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed for around six-and-a-half hours while officers conducted a detailed examination of the scene.

Police are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward with information. In particular, they would like to hear from anyone who saw the pedestrian or the Ford Focus prior to the collision.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Sergeant Pete Wood or Traffic Constable Gareth Gilleard at Scarborough Road Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to or

Please quote reference number 12130210716 when passing information about this incident.