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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Raskelf collision


11:49am 29th December 2014

 Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision at Raskelf.

 At around 10.55pm on Sunday 28 December 2014, a silver Nissan Almera came off the road outside Raskelf Farm Cottages.

 The driver, a 40-year-old man from Easingwold, was trapped in his car and was cut free by the fire and rescue service.

 He sustained serious head and facial injuries in the collision and was taken to York Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary. His condition is described as life-threatening.

The road was closed in both directions while police carried out a detailed examination of the scene. It was reopened at 4.05am on Monday 29 December 2014.

 Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the silver Nissan Almera prior to the incident to get in touch.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.

 Alternatively, information can be emailed to

 Please quote reference number 12140224058 when passing information about this incident.

 * While police were at the scene of the collision, thieves stole a set of blue lights which officers had put on top of cones to make the scene visible to other road users and to ensure the safety of emergency services staff.

 Anyone with information about the theft should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

 Please quote reference number 12140224097 when passing information about this incident.

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