Crash on busy road leaves two people injured

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road crash from over the weekend which left two people needing urgent hospital treatment.

The incident happened when a van collided with a tricycle on West End Road, Epworth, at about 6.40pm on Saturday, May 25.

Humberside Police said the white coloured van smashed into a gold coloured Honda Goldwing Trike, which was travelling towards Epworth at the time of the incident.

The male Trike rider and his passenger were injured, but no-one else involved required treatment.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “The driver of the van and a three year old child, who was a passenger in the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

“The male rider of the Trike, a 40 year old man, was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital and treated for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

“The 40-year-old female pillion passenger was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.

“Her injuries are not considered to be life threatening and at this time she remains in hospital following surgery.”

Following the incident, police revealed they have arrested a 26-year-old man in relation to the smash.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries to a date in the middle of June.

Anyone who has information about the collision is urged to contact Humberside Police on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting log 657 of 25 May 2013.

Alternatively, people who do not want to be identified can contact the Crimestoppers independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*In a separate incident, police are tracing a taxi driver who helped a woman in Scunthorpe after a man tried to persuade her to get into his van.

The 19-year-old woman was outside the Dine Bangala restaurant on Oswald Road at 1.30am on May 19 when a man pulled up and grabbed hold of her arm.

She snatched her arm back before a taxi driver pulled up and took her back home. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.