Man cut free from car after midnight collision at Northallerton cemetery

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A male passenger had to be cut free from a car following a collision that took place outside a cemetery in Northallerton.

The incident involved a black Ford Focus travelling from Northallerton and a blue Toyota 4x4 travelling towards the town.

It took place on Wednesday, February 17 at 12.15am on the A684 at Brompton near Northallerton directly outside the entrance to the cemetery

As a result of the collision the front seat passenger of the Ford Focus a 28-year-old man received serious injuries and had to cut free by the fire service.

He was taken to James Cook hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 27-year-old man, was also taken to the same hospital for treatment but his condition is not believed to be serious.

The driver of the Toyota sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The road was closed for just over four hours to allow officers to examine the scene.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw either vehicle being driven along the A684 in the minutes before the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Don Wright.

Quote log number 6 of 17/02/16.