Three people have been taken to hospital after a vehicle reportedly crossed a central reservation of the A19 in North Yorshire today (Tuesday, April 2)

Emergency services were alerted to the collision at Kirby Sigston, near Northallerton, at 3.35pm.

Five ambulances, an air ambulance and police converged on the scene, as the road was closed both ways from A61 Stockton Road to the Northallerton turn-off. 

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "We’re currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A19 at Kirby Sigston.

"Diversions are in place and the road is likely to be closed for some time. Please avoid the area and use alternative routes whilst emergency services respond."

National Highways reported the collision involved a vehicle crossing the central reservation of the A19.

A spokesperson for the National Highways said: "The A19 in North Yorkshire is closed in both directions between the A684 (Northallerton) and the A61 (Thornborough) due to a serious collision. 

"North Yorkshire Police, Emergency services and Air Ambulance are currently in attendance."

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We we received an emergency call at 3.35pm on Tuesday afternoon to report a collision on the A19 near Kirby Sigston.

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The Northern Echo:

"Five ambulances, an air ambulance and a team leader were dispatched to the scene and three patients were conveyed by road to James Cook Hospital."

The North Yorkshire Police spokesperson added: "If you have any information or dash-cam footage that may have captured something please email

"Please quote job NYP-02042024-0321 when providing any information."