THE driver of this van escaped injury when their vehicle crashed into a pelican crossing barrier near a York roundabout earlier today.

The accident happened near the Tesco supermarket in Tadcaster Road shortly after midday.

North Yorkshire Police said the force received a report that a single vehicle collision had occurred outside Tesco in Moor Lane, Askham Bar.

“The incident involved a silver Ford Transit van which had crashed into a barrier and blocked the road when coming off the roundabout,” said a spokeswoman, adding that no one was injured

An eye witness said the road was blocked from the roundabout onto Moor Lane, adding: “I’ve no idea how the van came to be like that.”