Driver airlifted to hospital

A MOTORIST was airlifted to hospital with a serious throat injury after the car he was driving was in a collision with a motorbike.

The 42-year-old Hartlepool man was driving a grey-coloured Subaru Impreza RB5 when it was involved in the smash with a green Kawasaki ZX600 bike at a crossroads near York.

The crash left the unnamed man suffering with an injury to his trachea and was flown to Leeds General Infirmary in a serious condition and underwent surgery at the weekend.

A 16-year-old boy who was travelling in the Subaru was treated for shock, but was otherwise unhurt.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Eastrington, East Yorkshire, was taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary suffering from multiple fractures and is also in a serious condition in hospital.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said the smash happened while the two vehicles were travelling along the B1228 road at East Cottingwith, near York, at 1.35pm on Sunday.

As a result, the road had to be closed for almost six hours for officers to investigate.

She said: “The incident happened at the crossroads near Boundary Farm.

“The motorcyclist was taken to hospital by air ambulance suffering from multiple fractures and remains in hospital at this time in a serious condition.

“The driver of the Subaru sustained an injury to the trachea and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, also by air ambulance, in a serious condition.

“A 16-year-old boy was travelling in the front seat of the Subaru and was treated for shock.

“The road was closed until approximately 7.20pm to allow accident investigation work to be undertaken and both vehicles to be recovered.”