Teenage road worker suffers broken leg after being struck by motorist

Highways Reporters

A teenage road worker was left with a broken leg when a man ran him over after refusing to follow a road diversion around roadworks.

The incident happened in Knaresborough on Monday (2 June). The road was closed for roadworks but the driver was allowed through after telling workers he was picking up a child.

When he tried to make the return trip he was told that he couldn’t, but the driver ignored the advice and set off regardless, hitting the construction worker.

An 18-year-old man from County Durham was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with a suspected broken leg. He has since been discharged.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the driver failed to stop. The driver is described as being white and aged in his 60s.

Speaking to the Harrogate Advertiser, TC Dave Lever, of North Yorkshire Police’s roads policing group, said: “If you are the driver of the vehicle involved in this collision, it is possible that you are unaware that a collision occurred, and I urge you to come forward straight away so that I can take your statement.”

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