Four rushed to hospital after serious three-car road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Four people, including two young girls, have been rushed to hospital following a three-car road crash on the the A168 between Boroughbridge and Allerton Park yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

A 23-year-old local man had to be cut from his red Ford Escort by the fire service and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), after his car – travelling towards Allerton Park – collided with a bronze Jaguar and a blue Ford Ka driving in the opposite direction at 5.30pm yesterday.

The 48-year-old male diver of the Ford KA was also airlifted to LGI following the collision.

The driver of the Jaguar was uninjured but two young female rear seat passengers from Boroughbridge had to be taken by ambulance to Harrogate Distrcit Hospital with serious injuries.

The road, near the junction for Marton cum Grafton, was closed for three hours while police carried out their investigations.

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) are now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with any information can contact NYP on 101 and ask for traffic constable 857 Stuart Holden, of Harrogate’s roads policing group.