A serious collision occurred on the A19 near Kirby Sigston, south of Northallerton, on Tuesday, April 2nd. Emergency services, including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, were dispatched to the scene around 3:35 pm, with three individuals taken to the hospital.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. However, reports suggest a vehicle may have crossed the central reservation. This resulted in the closure of the A19 in both directions between Thirsk and the Northallerton turn-off.

“We’re currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A19 at Kirby Sigston,” stated a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson. “Diversions are in place, and the road is likely to be closed for some time. Please avoid the area and use alternative routes whilst emergency services respond.”

Motorists were diverted via local routes, causing significant traffic delays in the area. The incident occurred at a well-known crossing point for Kirby Sigston village, near the former site of the Haynes Arms public house. Traffic in the vicinity of the collision slowed to an average of 7 mph.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

“The A19 in North Yorkshire is closed A684 (Northallerton) and the A61 (Thornborough) due to a serious collision,” confirmed a National Highways spokesperson. “North Yorkshire Police, emergency services, and the Air Ambulance are currently in attendance.”

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We received an emergency call at 3.35 pm on Tuesday afternoon to report a collision on the A19 near Kirby Sigston.”

The road has remained closed into the evening, and is expected to reopen overnight.