‘Large stone object’ hits car windscreen causing serious crash on the A19

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to the accident. Photograph © Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Facebook
7 Apr 2016 @ 2.36 pm
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Police believe a large stone object hit the windscreen of a car causing a serious accident on the A19 near York.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway near Escrick just after 1pm on Wednesday (April 6). It involved an HGV and a black mini.

The driver of the mini, a 28-year-old woman from York, suffered a serious head injury in the accident. She was taken to the Leeds General Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The woman remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A police spokeswoman said:

It is believed a large stone object has come off the road and struck the windscreen of the mini.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Contact details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press 2 and ask to speak to TC Dean Turner or TS Paul Cording
Quote reference number 12160059399