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Serious crash near Easingwold


12:56pm 7th March 2012
(Updated 5:46pm 7th March 2012)

Police are investigating a serious collision on the road between Helperby and Raskelf near Easingwold.

They have issued an urgent appeal to trace a woman who stopped at the scene of the collision and gave first aid to the driver of the car.

The collision occurred just after 10am today (Wednesday 7th March 2012) on West Moor Road between Helperby and Raskelf (between Helperby and the railway line)

The crash involved two vehicles - a car and a lorry who were both travelling in the same direction from Helperby towards Raskelf. The car has left the road and hit a tree before coming to rest in a hedge.

The woman driver of the car sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary. The lorry driver was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the crash. In particular they want to trace a woman who stopped at the scene to administer fist aid to the driver of the car before emergency services arrived at the scene.

It is not known what type of car she was travelling in, however, she is believed to have been wearing a green apron.

Officers urge the woman to contact North Yorkshire Police as soon as possible as she could have vital information which could help the investigation into the crash.

The road is currently closed at Helperby and Raskelf while collision investigators examine the scene. It is expected to remain closed for the next two to three hours.

Anyone with any information, including the woman in the green apron is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information on for the attention of TC Mark Thompson.

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