A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an overnight crash on the A1(M).

The incident happened between junction 47 at Allerton Park and junction 48 at Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. 

The Northern Echo:

The West Yorkshire woman, 24, sustained serious injuries after the white Nissan Juke, which she was driving, collided with the rear of a red lorry that was travelling in the inside lane at the time.

She was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where she remains in a stable condition.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The A1(M) was closed between junction 46 and junction 48 throughout the night to allow recovery work to take place following the crash, which happened around midnight.

The road reopened just after 8am after firefighters cut the woman free from the wreckage.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews from Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Ripon and Thirsk attended the collision at 11.48pm.

Sgt Paul Cording of the North Yorkshire Road Policing team said: "The A1(M) has now fully reopened following earlier RTC.

"One female has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"Thank you for your patience."

Police are appealing to anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision or who witnessed the actual collision to contact them.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room  quoting reference 12190038926