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Woman in eighties dies in A19 crash

An elderly woman has died after a three vehicle crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Police say a woman in her eighties died at the scene of the incident at the A684 Ellerbeck Junction near Northallerton. She was driving a silver Skoda Fabia which was involved in a crash with a white van shortly after 10am.

Police say the driver of the van has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Van damaged after stones thrown from Teesside bridge

A van had it's windscreen damaged after stones were thrown at it from a bridge Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police say, once again, they have received reports of people throwing stones at cars from the footbridge over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.

The incidents happened on Monday (19th June) between 8:20pm and 9:20pm.

A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents.

No one was injured.

One of the objects - thought to be a stone - thrown at cars had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen.

The driver was uninjured.

It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.

Cleveland Police campaign poster Credit: Cleveland Police

“It is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of their actions by throwing objects at moving vehicles and I am concerned to hear that these incidents are still happening.

“Thankfully so far, no one has been severely injured or killed but eventually this could happen if these incidents do not stop.

“Do these youths want death on their conscience as a result of their irresponsible behaviours? How would they feel if one of their friends or family members was injured or killed as a result of someone throwing a stones at their vehicles.

“I am certain they would be absolutely devastated and this shocking behaviour should not be encouraged.

“I would like the parents of these children involved to step up and play their part in educating their children on the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles before someone dies.

“Anyone found to be carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”

– Chief Inspector Dave Sutherland

Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist seriously injured on A19.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A19 southbound at Billingham on Thursday afternoon (12th May.)

The crash took place at around 4pm and involved a motorcyclist, a blue Ford Fiesta and a red Honda Civic.

The motorbike ride, a man from the Eaglescliffe area, was taken to James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance suffering from leg injuries, internal injuries, a dislocated shoulder and broken ribs.

The A19 was closed in both directions whilst the air ambulance landed.

Roads were reopened at around 5.25pm.

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