Published by David Dunning at 5:40pm 12th June 2019. (Updated at 8:12pm 12th June 2019)
Police are urgently appealing for a motorcycle rider to come forward following a serious collision involving a child in York this afternoon.
At about 5pm (Wednesday 12 June) police received a report of a serious collision on Low Poppleton Lane, off the A59, involving a pedestrian – a 12-year-old girl – and a motorcycle which left the scene.
The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries 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.
Bus services that use Low Poppleton Lane and Millfield Lane are being diverted.
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