TWO men taken to hospital after becoming trapped by their own lorry near York have been discharged, having escaped serious injury.

Paramedics and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called to Elvington Industrial Estate on Monday morning after a lorry rolled backwards while workmen were unloading goods from the back.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service initially thought one of the men had suffered serious injuries but they have both now been discharged from hospital.

A spokeswoman for Tuffnells Parcels Express, for whom both men work, said an internal investigation had been launched.

She said: “One employee was released and returned to his base. The second employee was described as suffering from a "panic attack" and has returned to work. No physical injuries were present.

"The vehicle has undergone a second safety check with an independent mechanical engineer after the initial test showed the vehicle in good working order, and no mechanical defects were found."

The lorry was delivering to Marshall Art when the incident happened. As reported previously, Darren Flint, who works at the art firm, rushed to apply the brakes on the lorry after it began rolling backwards.