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Collision on A1

Collision on A1

10:17am 24th June 2010

Three people are recovering in hospital following a collision on the A1 last night.

The incident, involving a white Daf heavy goods vehicle and a yellow Fiat works lorry, occurred on the northbound carriageway directly opposite Marne Barracks.

An 18-year-old man who was travelling on the works lorry sustained serious head injuries in the incident and was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

He has since been transferred to University Hospital of North Durham where he remains in a stable condition.


A 35-year-old man and a 19-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the collision and were taken to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

The driver of the HGV was uninjured in the collision.

Traffic Constable Martin Mulcaster, of Richmond Road Policing Group is appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward.

He said: “Anyone who was travelling past Catterick at around 12.10 to 12.20am and saw either the incident or a man lying in lanes one or two of the carriageway please get in touch with the police.

“If anyone saw the manner of driving of the HGV or the works lorry prior to the incident or saw the collision itself but was unable to stop and report it, please contact the police with any information you have.”

The A1 was closed at junction 49 with traffic diverted onto the A168 until the northbound carriageway was reopened at around 8am on Thursday morning. 

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