TWO children aged three and five who were injured in a crash which led to the closure of the A19 for several hours yesterday, Friday, are said to be in a stable condition.

The children were in the back of a white Skoda Rapid which left the road, near the Kirklevington exit, not far from Yarm on the northbound carriageway, at 3am yesterday morning.

The car had previously said to have been found on its roof by an ambulance crew. Four occupants, including the children, were trapped inside the car.

They were a man, a woman and the two children. Both children suffered serious injuries and were taken to James Cook University Hospital, where they remain in a stable condition.

Officers investigating the crash are asking for witnesses to the incident, which happened just south of the A67 junction (Kirklevington exit) to come forward.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene.

  • Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the Skoda travelling on the A19 north of Thirsk prior to the collision is asked to contact police. Also, anyone with any Dash Cam footage of the vehicle in the area is also asked to get in touch. Please contact TC 1674 Richard Grey by calling 101 and quoting incident no 12190183593 or emailing