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Fatal coach crash in Easingwold


6:36am 19th April 2011
(Updated 7:46am 19th April 2011)

A man's died following a crash on the A19 last night (Monday 18th April 2011) involving a car and a coach.

The Easingwold Bypass was closed for 6 hours until midnight whilst police investigated.

The victim was the driver of the car.

His identity has not yet been released.

A number of elderly people were on the coach.

Five of them were treated by paramedics as 'walking wounded'.


Emergency services were called to a serious road traffic collision on the A19 Easingwold byass last night (Monday 18th April 2011.)

The collision occurred at 5.35pm and involved a car and a coach. The male driver of the car received serious injuries and later died.

The coach was carrying around 40 elderly people however none of the passengers received serious injuries.

A number of passengers were walking wounded with minor injuries and were treated by paramedics.

The driver of the coach was also not injured.

The coach passengers were transferred onto another coach to continue their journey.

The road was closed whilst police investigations took place

Police are appealing for witnesses of the collision to contact them. Please call Traffic Constable Neil Cholmondeley at Thirsk Road Policing Group on 0845 6060247.

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