A 19-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a tractor towing a trailer came off a road and fell 20 metres onto a disused railway line.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Malton were called to the collision on Gallowheads Lane near Marton at about 10.30pm yesterday (September 19).

A spokesperson for the fire service explained: "One male was trapped in the cab. Fire crews worked with paramedics and doctors to release male who has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries."

North Yorkshire Police said the man was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

It happened at a bridge over a disused railway line, the force said, adding that the road is expected to be closed for at least the weekend to allow repairs to be carried out.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutters and spreaders, air bags, stabilisation equipment and lighting via the aerial ladder platform from Scarborough.