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Witness appeal following A66 collision


4:34pm 12th January 2012

Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision on the A66.

It occurred near East Layton at just after 10.30am on Wednesday 11 January 2012. The collision involved a white Kia Picanto which was travelling on the westbound carriageway and a Scania lorry heading in the opposite direction.

The 64 year old man, from Suffolk, driving the Kia was taken to James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries, where he remains in a stable and comfortable condition.

The 61 year old man, from East Ayrshire, who was driving the Scania was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening head injuries.

TC Tony Leonard, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said:

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or was travelling on the A66 and saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident. I ask them to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact TC Tony Leonard at Richmond police station on 101. Press option 2 and ask for Tony Leonard by name.


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