Woman rescued by firefighters after lorry crashes into Range Rover

Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A woman was rescued by firefighters after her Range Rover was hit by a lorry on the A66 yesterday.

The incident happened near Newsham at around 8pm on Thursday evening.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the Range Rover was rear ended by a lorry.

A spokesperson said the female driver was not physically trapped.

However, the roof of the vehicle had to be cut off to get the motorist out safely due to a pre-existing medical condition.

The woman was then to hospital by road ambulance as a precaution.

The fire crew from Richmond was assisted by colleagues from Barnard Castle.