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Lorry driver arrested after truck hits car and causes it to overturn, seriously injuring driver, 79

A ROMANIAN lorry driver has been arrested after a man was seriously injured in an accident on the A19[1] near Thirsk. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses following the crash on the A19 southbound carriageway between South Kilvington and Thirsk at 10.10am on Saturday. It involved a white and grey curtainsided MAN Heavy Goods Vehicle, a red Nissan Note and a Vauxhall Antara.

Police say the MAN collided with the rear of the Nissan causing it to overturn. The MAN then collided with the Vauxhall. “The driver of the Nissan Note, a 79-year-old man from the County Durham area, sustained serious injuries,” said the police spokesman.

“He was extracted from the car by fire and rescue before being flown to James Cook Hospital via Air Ambulance where he remains in a serious but stable condition. No-one else was injured in the collision.” The driver of the MAN, a 46-year old man from Romania, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was escorted to Harrogate[2] Police custody where he was interviewed and bailed. The road was closed for six hours while collision investigators examined the scene and the vehicles were recovered. “We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident,” the spokesman said.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about the driving of the MAN and the red Nissan Note prior to the collision. We are also interested in hearing from anyone who was in any vehicle whilst stationary or travelling very slowly in the carriageway prior to the collision occurring.”

  • Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact 101, select option 2, and ask for the Senior Investigating Officer TC1524 Graham WALLER. You can also email [email protected]
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

    Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170019858


  1. ^ A19 (www.gazetteherald.co.uk)
  2. ^ Harrogate (www.gazetteherald.co.uk)

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