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Two escape injury in dramatic North Yorkshire bridge crash
TWO drivers walked away without serious injury after a dramatic crash in North Yorkshire.
These pictures show the wreckage left after a teenage driver crashed into safety barriers on a bridge over the A64, and almost fell onto the carriageway below.
Police were called to the scene on the A162 just south of Tadcaster, at about 10.50pm on Thursday.
A 17-year-old boy was driving the silver Ford Ka when it collided with the side of the bridge with enough force to cause the engine to completely fall out of the car.
The Ka broke through the safety barriers, and ended up hanging over the A64. An aluminium pole from the safety barrier fell into the road below and hit a passing Ford Focus. The Focus was written off, but the 41-year-old driver from Leeds was uninjured.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the 17-year-old driving the Ka suffered cuts and bruises in the crash, and was taken to York Hospital suffering from shock.
Police closed the westbound carriageway of the A64 between the A162 and the A659 for several hours, and diverted traffic through Tadcaster, while members of the Highways Agency made the barrier secure.