Dog walker knocked down by car which failed to stop outside Watermark Cafe in Scarborough

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a car which hit a man walking his dog and then failed to stop.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 2:30 pm

It happened on Saturday December 14 at 7.15pm on Royal Albert Drive, near to the Watermark Café, in Scarborough.

From information already gathered, police say the man in his late 50s was crossing the road with his dog when he was hit by the car as it accelerated to overtake another car manoeuvring into a parking bay.

Ambulance services attended the scene and took the injured man to Scarborough General Hospital to be assessed for a spinal injury. The dog was unharmed.

The scene of the incident. Picture from Google.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the vehicle prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

In particular, we are appealing for information about a Honda Civic which may have damage to its bumper or wing mirror.

If you can help, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for James Moody or email [email protected].

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12190228707.