North Yorkshire teenagers hurt in crash near Bellerby

Junction of Moor Road and unclassified road near Bellerby North Yorkshire Police said the crash happened at a junction, close to the army's Bellerby firing range

Three teenagers are critically ill after a crash that forced the closure of a road for seven hours.

The 17-year-old boys were in a Vauxhall Corsa that was in collision with a Mini driven by a woman in her 60s, North Yorkshire Police said.

The crash happened on Thursday, close to the army's Bellerby firing range in North Yorkshire.

Soldiers heard the crash, at about 15:15 GMT, and provided first aid until emergency services arrived.

The collision happened at the junction of Moor Road and the unclassified road to Redmire.

A police spokesman said: "All three occupants in the Corsa [from Masham and Bedale] received life-threatening injuries.

"The passengers were taken by two air ambulances to James Cook University Hospital on Teesside, and the driver was transported by a third air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary."

The woman, from Leyburn, received minor injuries and was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital.

North Yorkshire Police has asked for witnesses or anyone who saw the black Vauxhall Corsa or white Mini before the crash to come forward.

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