A HGV allegedly failed to stop after a collision with a car carrying children on the A1.

North Yorkshire Police said a HGV with a white trailer attached collided with a silver Nissan Juke at around 1.20am today on the northbound carriageway between junction 47 (Allerton Park) and junction 48 (Boroughbridge).

A spokesman for the force added: "The HGV did not stop at the scene and the driver may be unaware that they were involved in a collision."

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for the HGV driver to come forward and for other HGV drivers who were on the A1 northbound around the time and place of the collision to get in touch.

The spokesman said: "The occupants of the Nissan, a man, woman and two children, were uninjured.

"The central barrier of the motorway was slightly damaged as a result of the collision."

The driver and anyone else who witnessed the collision or can help identify the HGV involved is asked to phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Chris Garbutt or email Chris.Garbutt@northyorkshire.police.pnn.uk Quote reference 12170218624 when passing on information.