Three people have died and two others have suffered life threatening injuries after a crash near Goole in East Yorkshire.

Humberside Police were called to the A614, close to the village of East Cowick, near Goole, East Yorkshire, at about 1.35pm on Saturday. A spokesman confirmed the accident had resulted in three deaths and two other serious injuries but could give few other details.

Police, ambulance, air ambulance and fire brigade were in attendance. Unfortunately, three people have died in the collision and two have been taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Insp John Lawson, of Humberside Police, confirmed the crash happened on the Aire and Calder bridge, over the canal. He said the two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene along with a front seat passenger from one of the vehicles.

Police are requesting that any witnesses to the collision or that had travelled over the bridge at the time of the collision to contact Humberside Police

Police sealed off the A614 at East Cowick following the crash. Credit: ITV Calendar
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The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said that two patients had been airlifted by helicopter to Leeds General Infirmary, but more details of their injuries could not be confirmed.

A spokeswoman said two air ambulances, three land ambulances and two rapid response vehicles were sent out to the scene. She said a doctor, a team leader, paramedics and a full hazardous area response team were also sent.

One woman who works in the Bay Horse pub in East Cowick saw emergency vehicles racing towards the scene.

I was aware there had been a crash. I saw two police cars fly past my house and then saw the helicopter. At that point I realised that it looked very serious. By the time I got there in my car the helicopter and police cars were blocking the road.

Recovery vehicles removed the wreckage. Lorries and cranes were used to lift the two cars from the bridge.