Man seriously injured in two car-collision near Leyburn

The scene of the incident.

A man had to be cut free by firefighters following a collision on the A684 today.

The incident occurred at around 12noon between Leyburn and Wensley.

It involved a BMW and a small hatchback car.

Police, paramedics and firefighters from Richmond and Hawes attended.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A male and a female aged approximately in their 20s were out of the hatchback on arrival and were walking wounded, with minor injuries.

“One male aged in his 50s was medically trapped in the BMW.

“Crews used crew power to extricate and transport the male from the car to the awaiting ambulance.”

The man was taken to hospital with suspected head, neck and spinal injuries.

“Firefighters used drizzit pads to stem the flow of fuel from the vehicles, and used small tools and spreaders to isolate the battery and make the scene safe,” the spokesperson said.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene and the vehicles were removed.