Woman in 'critical condition' and another 'stable' after A19 crash that closed road for seven hours

A woman is in a “critical condition” following a serious three car collision on the A19 on Tuesday afternoon. The 31-year-old, who has not been named, was a passenger in a Volvo S40 which was travelling in lane two. She was taken to James Cook University Hospital , in Middlesbrough, by air ambulance.

Another woman, aged 54, who was driving the vehicle sustained “serious injuries.” She remains in a stable condition in the same hospital.

The A19 south of Crathorne which was closed following a three vehicle crash

Police were contacted at 12.30pm to reports of the incident on the southbound side of the A19 at Trenholme Bar, which is near the turn off for Hutton Rudby. Two other vehicles were involved.

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A Ford Luton Transit van is believed to have come to rest partially into the hard shoulder of lane one, and a Scania HGV wagon which was also travelling in that lane.

The incident closed the dual carriageway between East Rounton and Crathorne for seven hours from 12.30pm.

It was opened around 7pm on Tuesday after the collision investigation unit attended and the carriageway had been cleared.

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Both drivers from the Luton and the HGV are helping police with their inquiries.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses who saw the collision or either vehicle prior to it or anyone who may have dash cam footage to contact them by calling 101 or emailing [email protected] quoting reference 12180124696.

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