Updated: Teenage cyclist trapped under gritting lorry in York crash
A teenage cyclist has been taken to hospital after becoming trapped under a gritting lorry in a serious collision today (Monday).
It occurred on St Helen’s Road at the junction with Tadcaster Road at around 4.45pm.
The rider, who is aged in his late teens and from York, had to be freed from underneath the gritting lorry by firefighters while receiving emergency treatment from paramedics.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance with suspected serious lower body injuries.
The driver of the gritter was not injured in the incident. He is helping the police with the ongoing investigation.
Fire crews from Acomb, York and Tadcaster, police and paramedics all went to the incident.
Tadcaster Road was closed for more than an hour. Local diversions were in place until the roads reopened just after 6pm.
Witnesses, motorists with dash-cams or anyone who recalls seeing the cyclist or the gritter prior to the incident, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.
Alternatively, you can make a report via the North Yorkshire Police website. Please quote reference number 12210255965 when providing details.