Man and woman die after crash between car and lorry in Barrow

Two people have died after a crash involving a car and a lorry in North Lincolnshire, police have confirmed. The incident happened at the junction of the A1077 Thornton Road and the B1206 Wold Road in Barrow-Upon-Humber, shortly before noon yesterday. Humberside Police have today confirmed that a man and a woman have died after the crash, which involved a Volvo HGV and a Vauxhall Mokka car.

A man who was driving the car was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the lorry was not injured. Police were called to the scene, along with other emergency services including East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The ambulance service said one person was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary following the collision.

A police forensic collision investigation unit at the scene of the crash in Barrow-Upon-Humber

A Humberside Police statement said: “A woman and a man have sadly died in a serious road traffic collision near to Barrow-Upon-Humber yesterday.

“The incident that involved a Volvo HGV and a Vauxhall Mokka happened around midday near to the junction of Thornton Street and Wold Road on the B1206.  “Another man who was driving the car sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was unhurt.”

Roads in the area were closed off for several hours while emergency services were at the scene.

Man and woman die after crash between car and lorry in BarrowThe road was closed for several hours while police investigated the cause of the collision

Crash investigators also examined the road in Barrow to try to establish the cause of the collision before the road was reopened to traffic at around 5.20pm. A witness who was at the scene at the time of the crash said: “It was absolutely awful. I cannot describe how heartbreaking it was to see.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have seen the vehicles in the moments leading up to it to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Humberside Police by calling 101 and quoting log 215 of Friday, August 16.

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