‘Lucky nobody was killed’ say police after crash near Harrogate school
Feb 22, 2024

North Yorkshire Police has said it was lucky nobody was killed when a car ploughed into parked vehicles and overturned outside Harrogate’s largest school this week.

The Stray Ferret reported on Tuesday that a man in his 50s had been arrested following a crash on Arthurs Avenue, close to Harrogate Grammar School, on Monday evening.

Officers revealed further details of the incident last night and appealed for anyone who spoke to the driver to come forward.

The statement said:

“We arrested a suspected drink driver after a car ploughed into parked vehicles and overturned in Harrogate.

“It happened at around 6.30pm on Monday (February 19) on Arthurs Avenue and involved a Renault Clio colliding with parked cars on the street before flipping over.

“The driver of the Renault is believed to have left the scene of the collision on foot after briefly speaking to witnesses.”

The statement added a man in his 50s, thought to be the driver, was “promptly arrested in a nearby street”.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken into custody.

Police added:

“We’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, and specifically anyone who spoke to the driver of the Renault Clio.”

Anyone with information can email [email protected] or call 101, select option 2, and ask for traffic constable 13 Chris Storey.

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

Quote reference number 12240030987.

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