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Pedestrian killed on road near York named as Gary Roy Robinson
A PEDESTRIAN who was killed after he was struck by a number of cars as he walked on a busy road near York has been named as Gary Roy Robinson.
An inquest into the death of Mr Robinson, 39, of Acomb, will open this afternoon.
Police have now renewed their appeal for information following the incident on the A166, Stamford Bridge Road on Tuesday.
In particular, they would like to speak to a cyclist who was riding along the A166 heading out of York. His cycle is described as having a very bright front light with a blue tinge.
They would also like to hear from anyone else who was driving on the stretch of road between 5pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday.
Mr Robinson died after being struck by a number of vehicles on the York-bound carriageway of the A166 near the Church Balk turn-off to Dunnington.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Wood, said: “The road will have been busy with rush-hour traffic at the time of the collision and I am appealing to anyone, whether they were travelling towards York or Humberside who were on the road between 5pm and 5.30pm, to contact us.
“In particular, we need to speak to the cyclist with the very bright front light, as they may have vital information which could assist our investigation. Even if they believe they did not see the actual collision, they may have other important information.
"It’s crucial that they come forward as soon as possible.
“Tragically the man was hit by a number of vehicles while he was in the road and it is vital that we trace every vehicle which may have been involved, it is possible that some motorists were unaware that they had hit a person, which is why it is important that any motorist travelling along the road at the time of the collision, about 5.30pm, gets in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.