Four people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash involving two vehicles on the A64 near York.

Four ambulances and a rapid response team were called to scene at 5.20pm today (Friday, May 10).

The road is currently closed in both direction at Whitwell, between York and Malton, as emergency services deal with the incident.

Queuing traffic is reported between the Crambe turn off at Whitwell to the Castle Howard turn off at Barton Hill.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We received an emergency call at 5.20pm on Friday to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on the A64 near Whitwell.

"A number of ambulance resources including four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and two team leaders were dispatched to the scene.

"Four patients were conveyed to hospital - one patient to Leeds General Infirmary and three to York Hospital."

The Gazette & Herald has approached North Yorkshire Police for more information.

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