Man dies in head-on collision between car and truck on the A19

A man has died in a car and truck accident on a main road in North Yorkshire.

This happened on the A19 at Walden Stubbs south of Selby around 10 a.m. today (Thursday).

A Jaguar XF white car driving south towards Doncaster, and a big orange DAF truck who was going in the opposite direction, collided.

The driver of the Jaguar is said to be a man of around 70 from Doncaster. Unfortunately, he died at the scene. Relatives have been informed.

The DAF driver, a man in his thirties from Barnsley, suffered a serious leg injury. He was transported by land ambulance to hospital where he is receiving emergency treatment.

The A19 near where the accident occurred. Photography © Google Street View

A man in his twenties, also from Barnsley, was the DAF passenger. He was taken to hospital with a neck injury and is also being treated.

The route remained closed to traffic until 7:25 p.m. while emergency services worked at the scene.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who made the vehicles safe and helped restore the road to safe condition, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service medical teams and two air ambulances who attended to the injured.

Highways operated detours during this time to ensure the safety of those involved in the emergency response.

The Major Collision Investigation Team, which has carried out detailed examinations at the scene throughout the day, is calling for witnesses or anyone who remembers seeing either vehicle before the incident.

Motorists in the area at the time who may have images from the dash camera are also encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.

How to help the police

  • Call the North Yorkshire Police on 101, select Option 2 and ask Emma Drummond
  • E-mail Emma Drummond here
  • Quote reference number 12210235152

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