Appeal for witnesses after HGV collision closes road for 24 hours
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Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle collision on the A169 at Ellerbeck to contact them.
At around 11pm Wednesday 4 January, police received a call from a member of the public who had seen a white DAF heavy goods vehicle which had come off the road at Ellerbeck bridge between Goathland and RAF Fylingdales. The HGV had overturned and was partially stuck in the beck.
The road was closed to allow emergency services to attend the incident. The HGV driver, a 50-year-old man from Harlow, was extracted from the cab of the vehicle and was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. He currently remains in a critical condition.
Due to the size of the vehicle and the complexity of the scene, the road had to remain closed the following day to allow investigators to run their enquiries and for specialist equipment to access the location and clear it. The road reopened at 1am Friday 6 January.
Police are appealing for anyone who either saw the HGV as it travelled from the direction of Pickering towards Whitby, or the collision itself to contact them. They’d particularly like to speak to anyone who may have captured dashcam footage.
Please dial 101 select option 1 and ask to speak to Traffic Sergeant Ryan Lyth. You can also email [email protected] quoting reference 12230002283.