A car crashed into a house in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) seriously injuring the vehicle's passenger.

The incident occurred on Thornton Lane, High Marishes, at around 3.25am.

A police spokesperson said: "It appears the red five-door Ford Fiesta crashed through a fence and demolished the living room of the house.

"Thankfully, the owners of the property were in bed at the time and were able to get to safety and alert the fire service, ambulance and police to the scene.

"The passenger in the car, a 20-year-old local man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance. His condition is critical.

"The driver, a 19-year-old man from the Driffield area, East Riding of Yorkshire, has been arrested in connection with the investigation. He been released under investigation."

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the red Ford Fiesta prior to the incident as it travelled from the direction of York, are urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room or email Marie.Williams@northyorkshire.police.uk.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on freephone 0800 555111 or make a report via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please quote reference number 12210202699 when providing details.






A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "The occupants of the house were uninjured. Two male occupants of the vehicle were assessed by fire crews prior to the arrival of paramedics with first aid given to the passenger of the vehicle. The damaged structure was cordoned off by crews and the incident was left in the hands of the police while they awaited a structural engineer to assess the damage."