Police appeal for key witness to come forward after collision in Norton, near Malton

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Police investigating a serious road traffic collision in Norton, near Malton, are appealing for a potentially vital witness to come forward.

An 18-year-old motorcyclist suffered a serious injury to his leg in a collision with a green Nissan Cabstar on Scarborough Road today at around 8.20am on (Thursday, July 11).

Following the collision, a man in dark clothing helped to stem bleeding in the motorcyclist’s leg until the ambulance service arrived.

However, he left the scene before the police arrived and officers would like to trace him to see if he has any information that could help with their enquiries.

The motorcyclist was airlifted to James Cook Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police had been previously thought the man was in his twenties but now say he is an 18-year-old who lives in the area.

Acting Traffic Sergeant Yvonne Taylor, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “The man who gave the motorcyclist medical assistance at the scene was a great help.

“Unfortunately, he left without leaving his details and I would urge him to make contact so we can establish if he has any information that can assist the investigation.

“I would also urge anyone else who witnessed the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 –select option 2 – and ask for Yvonne Taylor or Traffic Constable Martin Hayes.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to yvonne.taylor@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or martin.hayes@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12130114678 when passing information about this incident.