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Cycle accidents in Harrogate Borough in May and June 2014

13th June 2014

Road across Fewston reservoir, Harrogate Borough

The Harrogate Advertiser yesterday reported that three cyclists have been knocked off their bikes by vehicles in Harrogate Borough in the last week. Two of the drivers failed to stop.

At 7.50am on Friday 6th June, a man on a bike was knocked down on Beckwith Head Road, and had to be taken to Harrogate Hospital.

A 51-year-old female cyclist was hit by a car on the A61 at Ripley about 7.30 on the morning of Sunday 8th June, and suffered serious shoulder injuries. The driver did not stop.

Around 3.30pm on Sunday 8th June, a cyclist was knocked over at the Bridge Inn on Low Wath Road near Pateley Bridge. He was hit by a trailer being pulled by a Land Rover. The driver of the Land Rover did not stop.

These incidents follow another on 26th May 2014, when a cyclist was airlifted to hospital after being hit by an 18 tonne livestock truck on the B6451 at Norwood.