UPDATED – Car and lorry in collision on the A19 near Northallerton

Published by the Minster FM News Team at 10:39am 28th August 2019. (Updated at 5:44pm 28th August 2019)

The accident happened around 7.45am on 28 August close to Exelby Services near Ingleby Arncliffe when a black Ford Fiesta travelling northwards crossed the central reservation and collided with an HGV on the opposite carriageway.

The driver of the car, an 18 year-old man, was trapped in the vehicle before being freed by firefighters. He was assessed by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and taken to hospital by road with minor injuries. He has now been discharged.

The HGV driver suffered no injuries. The road was closed until around 11.30am to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and damage to the road and barriers to be assessed and repaired by the Highways Agency. North Yorkshire Police is looking for witnesses and dash cam footage to help establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Mark Patterson. You can also email: Mark.Patterson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190159041

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