Police investigating a collision between a bicycle and a car in Bishop Monkton have identified a key witness with whom they would like to speak.
Officers are trying to trace a woman with brown hair tied back in a ponytail who was walking an Alsatian-type dog close to the scene of the collision, which happened at the crossroads of Knaresborough Road, Hungate and Moor Road on Thursday, July 3, at around 6pm.
The rider of the cycle, a 15-year-old local girl, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after sustaining life-changing injuries when she collided with a blue Audi estate car, which was travelling along Knaresborough Road towards Ripon.
Officers are urging the woman walking the dog or any other witnesses to the collision to come forward with information.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Andy MacLeod of Harrogate Roads Policing Group.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Quote reference number 12140109240 when passing information about this incident.