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Man arrested after pedestrian hit by car in Skipton

North Yorkshire Police say a man has been arrested after an elderly pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday night on Keighley Road in Skipton.

Officers are are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened at around 7.20pm. A man in his 70s, who was walking with a walking stick, was hit by a dark coloured vehicle close to Bold Venture Garage.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The man who was arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody.

Officers are conducting enquiries to establish the circumstances around the collision and say they are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision itself, or saw the pedestrian or vehicle prior to it.

They’d particularly like to speak to anyone who may have captured dash cam or doorbell footage of the incident.

Anyone who could help the investigation is asked to email nicola.peters@northyorkshire.police.uk or dial 101, selection option 2 and ask to speak to Nicola Peters. Please quote reference 12220212357.

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