A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after falling from a road bridge on Tuesday (December 5) evening. 

Emergency services were called to a bridge over the A19 at South Kilvington near Thirsk, following reports of concern for a woman's welfare. 

A passing motorist dialled 999 at 11.35pm after seeing a person on the wrong side of the railings.

Police closed the road in both directions between the A170 Sutton Road Bridge and the A168 with assistance from National Highways to help with the incident.

Fire and Rescue and ambulance crews were also alerted to the scene to support the operation.

At around midnight, a woman fell from the bridge onto the road resulting in serious injuries.

She received treatment at the scene including from air ambulance medics.

The woman was then taken by land ambulance to hospital.

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Police have said that her injuries are thought to be non-life-threatening. 

Tthe A19 reopened in both directions at around 1.45am on Wednesday (6 Dec).

Witnesses to the incident or motorists with dashcams footage on the A19 at South Kilvington between 11pm and midnight on Tuesday are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, option 4, quoting reference 12230231105 when providing details.

If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or any other, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116123 free at any time, on any phone.

The CALM Helpline number is 0800 58 58 58, or 0808 802 58 58 in London.