Family injured in three-car pile up

Firefighters and paramedics attend to the victims of a crash on the A171 on Monday night
Firefighters and paramedics attend to the victims of a crash on the A171 on Monday night

A FATHER and his son were rushed to hospital following a serious road traffic accident on Monday night.

The two Whitby men were seriously injured when the black Mitsubishi Colt they were travelling in collided with two other vehicles at around 6.25pm.

A blue Toyota Yaris and a silver Fiat Seicento were also involved in the accident, which occurred on the A171 at Skelder Bank.

The 47-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi suffered chest injuries and was flown by the Great North Air Ambulance to James Cook University Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

His 18-year-old son was trapped in the vehicle and suffered suspected spinal and head injuries.

Fire crews removed the vehicle’s door and cut the youngster free and he was then taken by ambulance to Scarborough Hospital where he was treated for a rib injury and a cut to his head.

While the female occupant of the fiat Seicento was uninjured, the 30-year-old female driver and 37-year-old female passenger of the black Toyota Yaris were taken by ambulance to James Cook Hospital with minor cuts and bruises.

The road was closed in both directions to allow for the emergency services to deal with the incident and was reopened at 9.50pm.