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Cyclist seriously hurt and 15-year-old arrested after hit and run smash in Bishopthorpe Road
A BOY aged 15 has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident in York which saw a cyclist seriously injured and a car end up on its roof.
Police say a red Seat car collided with the cyclist shortly after 11pm on Friday in Bishopthorpe Road. The car carried on and hit a parked Transit van.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “As a result of the collision a 39-year-old local man was taken to York Hospital with serious injuries.
“The 15-year-old male driver of the car was arrested at the scene of the second collision on suspicion of numerous offences including taking a car without consent, drink-driving and failing to stop after a collision.”
Last night police said the 15-year-old had been released on bail.
The cyclist was still in a serious condition in York Hospital where he was being treated for head, neck and wrist injuries.
The incident happened close to Bishopthorpe Road’s junction with Charlton Street.
One resident, whose home overlooks the scene, said: “We heard a bang – it wasn’t a huge one but we looked out and saw a guy lying on the floor.”
Another nearby resident, who was walking past the scene at the time of the incident, said: “The car was upside down and was badly smashed. All the roads were cordoned off. It looked bad.”
North Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for anyone who saw either of the two incidents, or the Seat before the crashes, to get in touch. Witnesses are asked to phone traffic sergeant Julian Pearson, on 101.