POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Selby after a driver involved allegedly failed to stop.

The collision happened at about 3.25pm on Sunday on the A63 on the roundabout at the junction with the A1041 at Selby.

North Yorkshire Police said a white Vauxhall Corsa van collided with a grey Hyundai Tucson, causing the Hyundai to crash into a traffic island and road sign.

A force spokesperson added: "The Vauxhall Corsa left the scene without stopping and will have had damage to the front of the vehicle.

"The two occupants of the Hyundai, a man and a woman in their seventies, suffered serious injuries and were taken to York Hospital.

"The Corsa is believed to have travelled south on the A198 and around the A63 prior to the collision."

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone who may have been on the A63 or A19 around the time of the crash, or who saw either vehicle prior to or after the incident, to get in touch. Anyone who has any dashcam footage of the crash or the Vauxhall Corsa, is also asked to contact police.

"A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident," the spokesperson said. "He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue."

Phone 101 with information, press 2 and ask to speak to TC Martin Hayes. Alternatively, you can email martin.hayes@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Quote reference number 12190053067.