Police appeal for witnesses to a fatal accident in Seamer Village

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident which happened in the village of Seamer on Saturday afternoon

Police investigating a serious collision in the Scarborough area have tonight announced that a woman driver sadly died at the scene.

It happened on the B1261 Main Street at Seamer – near Chew Lane and between the A64 – at around 3.15pm on Saturday (24 June 2017).

A local woman aged 63, driving a light-coloured Kia Picanto, suffered fatal injuries. There was a delay publicly confirming the death to allow officers the necessary time to trace and inform close family members.

The driver of a blue Citroen C5, a 63-year-old from the East Riding of Yorkshire, was taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment to abdominal injuries. He has now been discharged from hospital.

The Citroen was heading south towards Staxton when the collision occurred with the Kia, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

A full road closure was put on at the crash scene with local diversion in place. This allowed the emergency services to operate safely and for the police to carry out a detailed collision investigation.

The road re-opened just after 9pm.

Anyone who recalls seeing either the blue Citroen C5 or the light-coloured Kia Picanto prior to the incident or the incident itself, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Zoe Billings or email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12170110715 when providing details about this incident.

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