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German trucker arrested after A19 crash

North Yorkshire Police are dealing with a collision on the A19 north-bound carriageway near South Kilvington, Thirsk. The collision was reported at 2.10pm and involves a HGV which struck a Vauxhall Corsa which then hit an Audi parked in a lay-by while the driver was changing his wheel.

The driver of the Corsa sustained only minor injuries. The Audi driver was uninjured. The driver of the HGV, a German national, has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving.

The north-bound carriageway is closed at the roundabout at the junction with the A19 trunk road from York (known locally as Thircon roundabout) with traffic diverted through Long Street in Thirsk and rejoining the carriageway at the South Kilvingtonjunction.


Crash victim named

The 15-year-old girl who died as a result of a road crash on the A19 on Monday 13th August has been named as Carly Smith from Selby. An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned today.

A 30-year-old man who was seriously injured as a result of the collision remains in Pinderfields hospital in a critical condition.


Teenager dies and seven hurt in Selby crash

A 15-year-old girl has been killed in a crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire. Seven others, including three other children and a baby, were injured in the incident at Chapel Haddlesey, near Selby. It happened at 20.15 on Monday when a Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Astra collided.

The A19 was closed until 5 am. The other children received minor injuries and are being treated at hospitals in York and Wakefield. Two of the three adults involved, including a man who had to be cut free from the wreckage, were seriously injured.

Serious collision on the A19

Police are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A19 at Shipton-by-Benningbrough.

It occurred approximately two miles north of the village shortly after 2pm and involved two cars.

All three emergency services are currently at the scene. The road is expected to be closed for sometime and local diversions are in place.