Major North Yorkshire road shut after three-car crash

A three-car crash closed the A61 this afternoon.
A three-car crash closed the A61 this afternoon.

A major road in north Yorkshire has been closed this afternoon after a man was injured in a three-car smash.

Police were called to the A61 between Ripon and Ripley at 1.10pm today (March 14) after a crash involving an Audi A1, a Vauxhall Astra and a Renault Trafic van.

One man was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was closed while emergency services worked at the scene but is expected to be re-opened shortly.