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Police thank public and paramedics for response to serious collision in York

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Police have thanked members of the public in York who stepped in to help at the scene of a serious collision.

The incident happened on Piccadilly and involved a bus and a child pedestrian, shortly before 4.30pm on Saturday 19 October 2019.

The young girl was taken to hospital by air ambulance, and despite initial concerns, her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. She continues to receive care and is currently responding very well.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “We would like to thank members of the public in York who assisted at the scene. This was clearly a distressing incident for those involved and for those who witnessed the collision. If you have been affected we urge you to ask for support either from a professional service or friends and family.

“We would also like to thank the ambulance crews and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their quick response and the fantastic care they provided to the child and her family.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101. Please quote reference number NYP-19102019-0387 when passing on any information.

Last modified: October 21, 2019