UPDATE; Officers investigating a collision involving a 12-year-old girl and a motorcycle in York have arrested a man.
A 29-year-old York man was arrested at 8pm yesterday on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop. He remains in custody at this time.
Police are urgently appealing for witnesses, information and dashcam or CCTV footage following a serious collision in York this afternoon.
At about 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019, police received a report of a serious collision on Low Poppleton Lane, York, involving a pedestrian – a 12-year-old girl – and a motorcycle which left the scene.
Part of the road is covered by ANPR cameras which are used to enforce access, at a” pinch point”, to buses only.
Council chiefs, when the access restriction was reintroduced, courted controversy by saying that moped riders should dismount when they reached the “bus gate” and push their machines along the adjacent cycle track.
A report on allowing two wheeled machines to use the bus gate has been outstanding for over 6 months.
The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries in the accident and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.
The motorcycle, believed to be grey or silver in colour, left in an unknown direction. The rider is described as wearing a black jacket and had a white helmet on.
The scene is closed off and will remain so for several hours while Forensic Collision Investigators examine the scene. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The girl’s family are with her at this difficult time.
Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or the motorcycle leaving the scene, or anyone who may have any dashcam or other CCTV footage of the incident, to contact North Yorkshire Police. Please do so as a matter of urgency, quoting NYP-12062019-0335.
Officers are also appealing to the rider of the motorcycle, or anyone who knows where the rider and motorbike are, to immediately contact North Yorkshire Police directly, or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.