Witness appeal – five people injured in Catterick collision

31 July 2011

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision near Catterick on Saturday afternoon.

At around 2pm on Saturday 30 July, a blue Subaru Impreza and a blue Vauxhall Vectra collided on Catterick Road between Catterick Bridge and Brough-St-Giles.

All occupants of the two vehicles – five in total – were taken to hospital with serious injuries, although none are believed to be life threatening.

The driver of the Subaru, a 28-year-old local man sustained serious injuries and was air-lifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he remains in a serious condition.The passenger in the Subaru, a 26-year-old local woman was taken by road ambulance to Darlington Memorial Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Vectra, a 22-year-old local man was taken by road ambulance to James Cook Hospital but has since been released.

The passengers in the Vectra, two women in their forties, were also taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where they remain.

All casualties are from the Catterick area.

The vehicles, which collided head-on, were travelling in opposite directions at the time of the collision. The Vectra was travelling from the direction of Catterick Bridge towards the garrison and the Subaru was travelling towards Catterick Bridge. Officers are appealing for anyone who either witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the crash to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact TC Don Wright of Richmond Road Policing Group on 0845 60 60 247 quoting reference 12110127263.

The road was closed for four hours while collision investigators examined the scene.


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