Police are hunting the occupants of a car who fled after the vehicle crashed, killing a pedestrian and smashing into the wall of a building in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Police say one of those in the car, a 15-year-old boy was arrested, but a search is underway to find the others.
The collision happened at about 12.20pm on Saturday and involved a silver Range Rover which collided with the pedestrian and the wall of a building on North Road, in the market town. The occupants of the Range Rover were seen running from the vehicle after the collision; one was arrested nearby.
– Detective Superintendent Steve Smith, North Yorkshire Police.
“It’s vital that we find who is responsible for this tragedy and establish the exact circumstances which led to it. I’m therefore appealing to anyone who has any information, including anyone who may be shielding occupants of the Range Rover, to do the right thing and report what they know to the police.”
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the Range Rover travelling through Stokesley prior to the collision and anyone who witnessed the actual crash, to please contact them as soon as possible.