Boy in a stable condition after collision

Police at the scene of the incident. Picture by Richard Ponter
Police at the scene of the incident. Picture by Richard Ponter

Police have confirmed that a boy on holiday with his family has suffered a serious head injury, following a collision on a Scarborough road.

The 12-year-old boy was rushed to hospital following the road traffic collision at around 4.10pm on Monday 20 August.

The boy, who was on holiday in the area from Spennymoor in County Durham, was crossing Columbus Ravine with his brother when he was hit by a green Ford Fiesta travelling in the direction of Peasholm roundabout.

After treatment at Scarborough Hospital, he has since been transferred to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough. where he remains in a stable condition.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 51-year-old local woman, was uninjured but suffering from shock following the incident.

Police cordoned off a large section of the road on Monday afternoon as they searched for clues as to how the incident happened.

Officers are appealing to anyone who can help their investigations into the collision, to come forward

Traffic Sergeant Neil Campbell, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the two boys prior to the incident to get in touch with the police as soon as possible.

“It is important that we establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and any information could be vital.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Neil Campbell or Scarborough police.

Please quote reference number 12120138546 when passing information about this incident.