POLICE are continuing their appeal for witnesses to a serious crash involving two cars on a country lane.

One car burst into flames and another ended up in a large garden pond following the crash on Sandy Lane, Stockton on Forest, York just after midnight on Wednesday.

The cars involved were a blue Mini One with distinctive large rear spoiler and a blue Vauxhall Astra VXR.

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Both vehicles were travelling away from York city centre.

The 22-year-old male Mini driver from Wetherby and an 18-year-old male passenger from Tadcaster were taken to York District Hospital, one with minor and one with serious injuries.

Another passenger, a 20-year-old man from Tadcaster was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious leg injuries.

The Astra continued driving on Sandy Lane before leaving the road at the junction with Common Lane, where it burst into flames.

The 25-year-old male driver from York was taken to York District Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed until 10am on Wednesday to allow the extensive collision scene to be investigated by police.

Police would like to thank those who have responded to the first appeal for witnesses.

However, they are still keen to trace any other witnesses who saw either vehicle prior to the collision, particularly those who may have any dash cam footage or from residents of the Stockton Lane area who have CCTV footage which covers the main road.

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to TC Mark Patterson. You can also email Mark.Patterson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk