York & North Yorkshire

Man dies after being hit by taxi in York

A man has died and a woman left seriously injured after they were hit by a taxi in York on Saturday night.

The pair were trapped under the vehicle and taken to York District Hospital, but the man later died after the incident near Lendal Bridge.

North Yorkshire Police said the fatally injured man was a 24-year-old from York. The injured woman is aged 48 and from Edinburgh.

Officers want to speak to people who helped push the vehicle off the pair.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the police investigation.

'Incredibly courageous'

PC Steve James said: "It is vital that everyone who witnessed this tragic incident contacts the police to assist the investigation.

"From our inquiries so far, we understand that a number of people actually helped to push the taxi away from the man and woman who were trapped underneath.

"This is an incredibly courageous thing to do under the circumstances and they deserve a great deal of praise.

"As well as to thank them for their quick actions and kindness, I also need to speak with them to see if they have any information that could help us piece together the full circumstances surrounding this tragic collision.

"Even the smallest detail could be important, so please do not delay in making contact."

The scene of the accident, along with Rougier Street, Station Rise, St Leonards Place and Blake Street, remained closed to traffic until the early hours of Sunday to allow police to investigate.

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