Northumbria Police is advising motorists to take extra care on the region's roads due to the icy weather conditions. Officers say drivers should; moderate speeds, try not to brake sharply, beware of poor visibility, and watch out for pedestrians on roads when footpaths are too icy to use.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the B1257 near Sproxton in the Helmsley area.
At around 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2013, a white Mercedes Sprinter van and a black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up collided near the bottom of Sproxton bank.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Three children were also in the car and taken to hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Steve Wood. The incident number is 12130210863.