TWO people were taken to hospital, one suffering a broken leg, after a crash on the A64 near Tadcaster this morning (December 3).

The collision between two vehicles happened on the eastbound carriageway, opposite the John Smith's Brewery, at around 5.10am.

Both lanes had to be shut and a diversion was in place through Tadcaster town centre.

It involved a silver Peugeot 207 car and a grey Vauxhall Zafira people carrier that were both heading towards York, North Yorkshire Police said.

The force added that both vehicles left the road.

It said the driver of the Peugeot, a 71-year-old man, suffered seat belt injuries, bruising and shock, while the driver of the Zafira, a 47-year-old man, was uninjured.

However, a man in the Zafira suffered a broken leg and a woman passenger injured her back. They were taken to York Hospital by ambulance.

The road reopened shortly after 6.30am.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Mark Patterson. Quote reference number 12180224876.