UPDATE: People who helped after fatal Scarborough crash no longer need to self-isolate, say police

Members of the public who rushed to help after a fatal crash in Scarborough no longer need to self-isolate, say police.

Sunday, 31st January 2021, 7:37 pm
Updated Sunday, 31st January 2021, 7:44 pm

Officers have updated their appeal after an accident at around 11.45am today at the junction of College Lane and Filey Road in Scarborough.

The driver of a car was taken to hospital where he died.

In an earlier appeal, police explained that someone at the scene had tested positive for coronavirus and that those who stopped to help would therefore need to self-isolate.

Following further enquiries, they say it has now emerged that the person who had tested positive for coronavirus did so on January 6, so those who came into contact with that person at the scene do not need to isolate, as previously thought.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Our thanks once again to those who stopped to help and our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

“Please can we ask that you avoid any unhelpful speculation that may add to the distress of the man’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”

Anyone who saw what happened or has any other information that might help with the police's investigation is asked to call 101 or email the Major Collision Investigation Team at [email protected], quoting reference number 12210049306.