Police are urging members of the public to come forward with any information regarding a collision involving a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and a pedestrian on the A1(M) near Ferrybridge Northbound. The incident occurred on Friday, 9th February, prompting a swift and coordinated response from law enforcement.
At approximately 16:40, officers received a distress call reporting the collision between the HGV and a male individual, situated on the A1(M) between junctions 41 and 42. Upon reaching the scene, law enforcement personnel were unable to locate the injured man, leading them to believe he had exited the motorway and sought refuge in nearby woods.
A subsequent search operation was launched, resulting in the discovery of the male by vigilant officers. The injured individual was promptly transported to a hospital for necessary medical attention. Fortunately, his injuries are reported as non-life-threatening, offering a glimmer of relief in what could have been a more dire situation.
Law enforcement is now urging anyone who was present on that stretch of the A1(M) yesterday and may have witnessed the incident or observed the male on the hard shoulder to come forward with relevant information. The cooperation of the public is crucial in piecing together the events leading up to the collision.
Individuals possessing valuable information are encouraged to contact the police at 101, quoting log reference 1165 of 9th February. The collaborative effort of the community is essential in aiding the ongoing investigation and ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding this incident.