A driver and passenger had a miracle escape after their was hit twice in a matter of seconds on the A1(M) at the weekend.
Five people were taken to hospital, none with any serious injuries, following the crashes between Baldersby and Leeming.
The vehicle at the centre of the crashes was a Renault Clio. It was first hit by an Audi and left stranded in the outside lane on an unlit section of the motorway.
Shortly after the occupants of the Clio got out, a BMW hit the car - taking it around 100 metres down the carriageway
The northbound carriageway of the A1(M) was closed for several hours after the crashes on Saturday evening.
Police have now reiterated the importance of getting out of your car to a place of safety following a collision.
A Leeds MP has welcomed a u-turn by the Government, which will see part of the A1 in North Yorkshire upgraded, but criticised the time taken to make the decision.
A major training exercise has taken place at RAF Leeming for members of the force with their French counterparts.
Aircrew from RAF Leeming are joining their French counterparts at RAF Leeming. 100 Squadron will be training in their Hawks alongside the Alpha jets of 2/2 E Sqn, based in Dijon in preparation for the first Exercise Joint Warrior of 2021.