A HAPLESS Scarborough man fled police - and ran directly into the path of an oncoming car.
He was being spoken to by a police officer, who was responding to a report of a domestic incident, in the central reservation of Castle Road at the junction with Aberdeen Walk, yesterday afternoon.
He decided to run away from the officer, but only got a matter of yards before his getaway was brought to an abrupt end by a shocked motorist.
It is understood that there were no plans to arrest the man, who is in his early 30s.
More police officers and an ambulance rushed to the scene, but it was quickly established that the man had sustained only minor injuries, including cuts to his knees.
He was taken to Scarborough Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Sgt Graeme Kynman, who attended the scene, said: “He suddenly turned around and ran away. The officer just wanted to speak to him. I think we established all we needed to.” The police had originally been called to the scene at 1:26pm.