‘Real scare’ for Ripon driver as timber smashes into car


Apr 1, 2021
The windscreen was badly damaged.

A young driver had a “real scare” last night when a piece of timber reportedly fell off a van and smashed into her car’s windscreen.

The incident happened on Studley Road near the River Laver Holiday Park last night at around 9.45pm. The 22-year-old driver of the Fiat 500 suffered a minor head injury.

North Yorkshire Police is now looking for the driver of the van, who failed to stop after the crash and continued to drive towards Ripon city centre.

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Police have also described the vehicle they are looking for as a dropside van with a white cab and silver sides.

Officers found this timber the smash.

David Minto, the police officer who attended the incident, tweeted the following last night:

“A real scare for this driver tonight in Ripon. Her windscreen was struck by a piece of timber that wasn’t secured/loaded correctly by another driver.

“Unfortunately the offending vehicle didn’t stop after the RTC. Driver has sustained a minor head injury.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call 101 and quote reference 12210089276.

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