Humberside

Beverley lorry crash leaves woman critically ill

A woman was critically injured when her car was sandwiched between a lorry and another car on the outskirts of Beverley in East Yorkshire.

The 41-year-old woman, from North Ferriby, was injured in the crash at the junction of the A164 and A1079 on Monday afternoon.

She was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where she was in a "critical life-threatening condition", police said.

The lorry driver, a 56-year-old man from North Yorkshire, was arrested.

He was questioned by police and released on bail pending further inquiries.

Humberside Police said the injured woman, who was driving a VW Beetle, was waiting behind a Vauxhall Astra at traffic lights when the lorry ran into the back of her vehicle.

The Astra driver, a 32-year-old man from Messingham near Scunthorpe, suffered whiplash injuries but the lorry driver was unhurt.

The road was closed until the early hours of Tuesday to allow police to examine the scene. Officers have urged anyone who witnessed the accident to contact police.

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