Crash closes Otley Road

POLICE, fire crews and paramedics were called to a collision near Harrogate Grammar School today (Friday).

Emergency services were called around 1.36pm after reports of a collision involving a white Nissan Note and a white Vauxhall Vivaro panel van on Otley Road.

Initial calls suggested the Nissan driver had suffered back injuries and he was taken to Harrogate District Hospital by ambulance.

Police closed the road around the junction of West End Avenue for around 90 minutes while they dealt with the incident. The fire service was understood to be cutting the roof off one of the vehicles.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call TC Tracy Smailes of North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group on the non-emergency number 101, selecting option two.