Updated: Amazing escape – occupants walk away without serious injuries from this

7 Dec 2020 @ 10.47 pm
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This was all that was left of a car involved in a serious accident last night (Monday).

And astonishingly, the occupants escaped from the wreckage without serious injuries.

As we reported last night, police, ambulance and fire crews from York, Acomb and Malton were called out to the collision at Escrick at about 9.30pm.

How the vehicles ended up. Photograph: Mark Patterson on Twitter

A black VW Beetle car and a yellow JCB Fastrac tractor towing a slurry tanker collided.

As a result, the JCB ended up on top of the car, trapping a passenger inside. The slurry tanker was damaged leading to a large amount of its contents leaking onto the road.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutting gear to rescue a passenger trapped in the car.

On Twitter police traffic officer Mark Patterson said: “Amazingly the occupants of the car weren’t seriously injured given the final position of the vehicles.”

Taken to hospital

The scene after the accident. Photograph: Station Manager Tony Walker on Twitter

The passenger in the Beetle was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The JCB driver was uninjured.

A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The tractor ended up on top of the car.

Emergency services at the scene last night. Photograph: Station Manager Tony Walker on Twitter

“The driver of the tractor was out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of crews. The driver of the car also managed to get out of the vehicle, but one passenger in the car was trapped. 

“Crews stablished the tractor and car and extricated the man used hydraulic cutting equipment. He was handed over to paramedics.”

The police investigation and recovery of the vehicles was completed by 2am, but the A19 remained closed for several more hours while the carriageway was cleared of contaminated substances.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle beforehand, and who has not already spoken to police, is asked to email Mark Patterson or call 101 quoting reference number 12200222506.