Updated: Car crashes into York traffic lights – man arrested

The traffic lights knocked down in the accident. Photograph: Yo Visuals
13 Jan 2020 @ 7.40 am
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This was the scene early this morning on a main road in York.

A Range Rover left the road and crashed into traffic lights at about 3am on Monday (13 January).

The incident happened as the vehicle was leaving the city via Hull Road, at its junction with Osbaldwick Link Road.

The Range Rover after the crash. Photograph: Yo Visuals
Photograph: Yo Visuals

A witness said the police dogs unit was at the scene, as well as the force helicopter.

A set of traffic lights has been destroyed and the road was blocked between the scene of the accident and the BP garage on Hull Road.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said:

  • Police were contacted at 3am Monday 13 January 2020 to a report of a single vehicle collision on Hull Road in York.

    A dark coloured Range Rover sport had collided with the traffic lights near to B&Q and the driver had left the scene.

    A search was undertaken and the driver was later located nearby and taken to York Hospital as a precaution.

    A 30-year-old man from York was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and from failing to stop at the scene of an incident.

    He currently remains in police custody.

Photograph: Yo Visuals

Photograph: Yo Visuals

Photograph: Yo Visuals
Photograph: Yo Visuals