Five hurt in serious crash on B6165 at Scotton

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A serious crash on the outskirts of Knaresborough has left four young people in hospital with severe injuries.

A 20-year-old man, driver of a grey Vauxhall Astra, and his three teenage passengers are being treated for serious neck and back injuries.

Police say paramedics were called to the B6165 Ripley Road at Scotton at 7.40pm yesterday (Tuesday) after two cars collided.

A fifth person, a young woman aged 20 who was the driver of the other car, was also taken to hospital to be treated for “slight” injuries.

Police say a grey Vauxhall Corsa with a black bonnet was travelling towards Knaresborough when it was in collision with a blue Fiat Bravo, which was joining the Ripley Road, from Scotton village, also heading towards Knaresborough.

A statement released by police this morning reads: “The 20-yr-old male driver of the Corsa and his three teenage passengers, one male and two female, were taken to Harrogate District Hospital with serious neck and back injuries whilst the 20-yr-old female driver of the other car was also taken to hospital with slight injuries.”

The road was closed for three and a half hours whilst police examined the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or saw either vehicle prior to it is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts.