Appeal after head on crash on A59

8th March.     The A59 road between Harrogate and Skipton.
8th March. The A59 road between Harrogate and Skipton.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a head-on crash which left him trapped in his car on the A59.

The man, aged 58 and from the Silsden area, had to be cut free by firefighters after the crash near Kex Gill farm at Blubberhouses at 8.30am on Saturday.

He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains today (Monday) with serious spinal injuries.

Another woman, passenger in the other vehicle involved, also had to be cut free from her car and was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

A second woman and a boy from Harrogate were also treated at Harrogate District Hospital for injuries said to be non-life threatening.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Traffic Sergeant Andrew Morton, Force’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you were in the area of the A59 at the time of the collision, I urge you to contact the police straight away as you may have vital information which could help this investigation.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the incident and ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.”

The crash happened on the A59 near to Kex Gill farm between Harrogate and Skipton at 8.30am on Saturday morning.

It involved a blue Volkswagen Bora travelling from Skipton towards Harrogate and a black Ford C-max people carrier heading in the opposite direction.

The road was closed for six hours following the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harrogate police on 101, asking or Chris Dundon, or emailing quoting reference number 12140029210.