Appeal following fail to stop road traffic collision on Alness Drive on Sunday

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a fail to stop road traffic collision in York on Sunday 27 October.

Appeal following fail to stop road traffic collision

It happened on Alness Drive at around 8.30am and involved a BMW and another car which failed to stop at the scene.

The owner of the BMW, a woman in her late 60s, was placing her grandchild into the rear seat of her car when the offending vehicle collided with her open rear door, pinning her between the door and body of her vehicle.

The offending vehicle, described as silver or gre and possibly the size of a small MPV, failed to stop and made off towards Moor Lane.

As a result of the collision, the woman suffered broken ribs, a broken collar bone, a fractured knee cap and a potentially broken leg. She was taken by ambulance to York Hospital where she is still receiving treatment.

We are appealing for witnesses to the collision, or anyone who recalls seeing either of the vehicles prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

In particular, we are appealing for information about the offending vehicle and its current location. This vehicle is likely to have damage to its nearside front end.

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Phillip Kennedy. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.