A motorist has “miraculously” walked free from the wreckage of their Range Rover after a major crash on the A1(M) this morning.
The collision involved two lorries and a car occurred on the northbound carriageway near Brompton-on-Swale.
Police, paramedics, and firefighters from Richmond, Darlington and Northallerton were called at about 7.45am.
They arrived to find a Range Rover had left the road and had come to stop up against trees next to a ten metre drop.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival the officer in charge immediately tasked the crews with stabilising the vehicle using a Tirfor – a piece of equipment used for used for pulling/lifting – due to the vehicle been in a precarious position.
“Once the vehicle was stable, crews cut the front windscreen out, and miraculously the driver, with a little help from firefighters, walked out of the vehicle and into awaiting paramedics.”
The A1(M) was closed northbound for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene.
There were several miles of tailbacks on the northbound carriageway stretching back to the Leeming junction.