HGV passes through central reservation on A1

26 October 2013

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A1 at the junction with the A59 (Junction 47) near Allerton Park/ Knaresborough. It happened at 8:10pm, Friday 25 October 2013.

The road was closed in both directions until 6am (Saturday 26 October 2013) to allow the HGV and its load of bottled water to be recovered and to allow for approximately 200 metres of barrier to be repaired along the central reservation

The HGV was travelling south when the collision happened. It travelled across the central reservation into the northbound carriageway before coming to rest on its side.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was extracted from the cab and taken to Harrogate District Hospital with minor injuries. No-one else was injured.

The occupants of the car which was travelling behind the HGV and collided with the central reservation, were uninjured.

Police would like to trace a vehicle which was travelling south and overtook the HGV just prior to the crash.

The make and colour is not known and it’s possible the driver was unaware that a collision had occurred.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling south on the A1 and was at junction 47 (with the A59), just before 8.10pm on Friday night, to contact them along with anyone who witnessed the collision. It was raining heavily at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Thirsk Roads Policing Group. Or email

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