Further appeal following collision in Hambleton

Saturday, September 3, 2022

FURTHER APPEAL: Can you help us piece together what led to this collision in Hambleton?

We are continuing to appeal for information and are asking anybody who saw it or who has dashcam to get in touch.

We were called at around 6.45am yesterday (Friday) to reports a dog-walker had come across a Ford Focus in a field off Carr Lane, with a man lying on the ground a short distance away with serious injuries.

It is believed the incident occurred at around 1am, with the Focus leaving the road and colliding with some fencing and a hedgerow, before coming to rest on land around 50 metres from the road.

The driver of the car – a man aged in his 40s – suffered serious head injuries and has since been taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition. His next of kin are being supported by specially-trained officers.

The road was closed for around eight hours while collision investigators attended the scene.

We are continuing to appeal for information as we work hard to piece together exactly what led to the collision.

Sgt Daniel Gunn, of the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital, where he remains. His injuries are very serious and it is essential we establish exactly what occurred in the lead-up to this crash.

“The incident happened in a rural area, however Carr Lane is the main road in and out of Hambleton and is well-used, so we think somebody may have seen the incident, seen the Focus in the moments before the collision, or have caught something significant on dash-cam.

“If you were driving along that stretch of road at around 1am, please check your cameras and see if you caught anything. If you have any other information, please let us know.”

Anybody with information should contact us on 101, quoting log 223 of September 2nd.

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