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Runner left with serious injuries after being hit by van near Skipton

Police say a 50 year old man who was out running has suffered 'life changing' injuries after being hit by a van on the B6265 Grassington Road just outside Skipton.

It happened at around 7am on Wednesday morning (24th May) near to the junction with Brackenley Lane and the Craven Heifer pub, and involved a white coloured Transit Connect van with chevron markings on the back.

The runner was taken to hospital by ambulance with what officers have described as 'serious, life-changing injuries'.

The stretch of road between the Skipton bypass and Cracoe was closed whilst officers investigated the scene and cleared the road.

North Yorkshire Police is now appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the van or the pedestrian prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

In particular, officers are appealing for anybody who may have dashcam footage of, or around the time of, the incident.

If you can help, email emma.wallace@northyorkshire.police.uk, or contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Emma Wallace

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230093255

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