A stretch of the A64 was closed for 14 hours today (Saturday) after a serious crash which saw two men seriously injured with one airlifted to hospital.
It was shut both ways between the A1237 Huntington and and A169 Malton junctions – and only reopened at 2.05pm.
The collision occurred on the A64 west of Malton, at the bottom of Golden Hill, near Huttons Ambo at 11.54pm yesterday (Friday). It involved a silver Jaguar and blue Ford Focus.
Police, paramedics, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and firefighters from Malton and Pickering went to the incident.
A head-on collision occurred and both drivers suffered serious injuries.
Two men were cut free, one from each car, by fire crews.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance transported one casualty to Hull Royal Infirmary. The other was taken to hospital via road ambulance.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “One driver, a man in 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and is assisting police with the investigation.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the vehicles prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.
If you can help police, you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for TC694 Joseph Schramm
- Email TC Schramm here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12240011595