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Man flees scene after woman seriously injured in crash
A WOMAN has suffered "potentially life changing injuries" in a crash in York today.
The 22-year-old woman from the York area was in a silver Suzuki Swift which crashed into a parked Hyundai in Scarcroft Road, causing her injuries to her face and legs.
A man believed to have been driving was seen to run from the crash just after 6am on Saturday.
An 18-year-old York man was caught and arrested near Knavesmire following a brief police search. He is currently helping police with their inquiries, a police spokesman said.
The woman was freed from the car by the firefighters who cut the roof off. She has been taken to hospital in Leeds where her condition is not life threatening.
Scarcroft Road in York was closed both ways due to the accident at Upper Price Street and Nunthorpe Avenue. The accident happened near the Linden Lodge Hotel.
A police spokesman said they had received several 999 calls from people in the area.
Police crash investigators have been at the scene due to the serious nature of the incident.
The road was reopened after several hours.