People who stopped to help after crash no longer need isolate

POLICE have withdrawn a Covid warning issued after a fatal crash in North Yorkshire earlier today.

North Yorkshire Police said it was no longer asking people who had stopped to help at the accident in Scarborough to self-isolate, as it had done earlier this afternoon.

The force said then that someone at the scene of the crash, which happened at about 11.45am at the junction of College Lane and Filey Road, had the coronavirus and so anyone who stopped would need to isolate immediately.

But a spokesperson said this evening: “Following further inquiries, it has now emerged that the person who had tested positive for coronavirus did so on January 6 and therefore those people who came into contact with them do not need to isolate as previously thought.

“Our thanks once again to those who stopped to help and our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.”

The spokesperson said the driver of the car was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

“Please can we ask that you avoid any unhelpful speculation that may add to the distress of the man’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”

They said officers would also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or had any information that could assist the investigation.

“Please call 101 or email the Major Collision Investigation Team at quoting reference number 12210049306,” they added.

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