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A59 near Skipton closed due to serious collision

A section of the A59 just outside Skipton is expected to be closed for several hours following a crash.

The road - between the A65/A59 roundabout and the A59 junction with the A6069 Broughton Road - is expected to be closed for several hours.

Police are warning motorists to find alternative routes.

A police spokesperson said:

“There is no vehicle access between the roundabout of the A59/A629/A65 and the junction just next to that for the A6069/A59. 

“The A59 won't be able to be accessible from Gargrave - on Gargrave Road

"Please note that HGV above 14.9ft cannot drive up the A682 Hellifield to Gisburn as there is a height restriction on the bridge there. 

“The road may need to stay closed for several hours, so please find other routes."

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said it was called to reports of a collision between a lorry and a car on the A59 at 11.53am on Monday.

The service said that a crew from Skipton and an appliance from Lancashire Fire Service responded and found that two occupants in the lorry were out of the vehicle prior to crews' arrival. Crews removed the door of the car and created space to remove the occupant alongside ambulance staff.

The fire service also said that the driver of the car was transported to hospital via air ambulance.

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