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Witnesses asked to come forward after A19 crash.

Witnesses asked to come forward after A19 crash.

11:50am 25th October 2010

Witnesses sought following serious collision on the A19

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A19 near Crathorne.

The collision occurred at approximately 7.30pm on Sunday 24 October on the southbound carriageway at the Black Swan flyover near Crathorne.

The incident involved two vehicles, a silver Ford Focus and a grey Volvo 850, which were both travelling southbound.

As a result of the collision, a 29-year-man, from Middlesbrough, who was a passenger in the Ford Focus, was found unconscious in the northbound carriageway of the A19. It is unclear how he came to be in the opposite carriageway.

He was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough by an air support unit from Cleveland Police with life threatening injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

Two other men, also from Middlesbrough, who were in the Ford Focus and a man and woman, from the York area, in the Volvo, were taken by road ambulance to James Cook Hospital by land ambulance with serious but non life threatening injuries .

Following the collision the northbound carriageway was closed until 9.20pm and the southbound carriageway remained closed until just before 2am on Monday 25 October.

Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard: “I ask that anyone who witnessed the collision but was unable to stop at the time contact the police at the earliest opportunity.

“I would also like to thank all of the motorists who stopped at the scene following the collision and helped us at the time.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the cars prior to the collision is asked to contact TC Des Mooney, of the force’s Roads Policing Group, on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12100183791.

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