Appeal: Fatal Road Traffic Collision, A1, Darrington.
Friday 19 October, 2012.
Roads Policing Officers in West Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A1 that left a man dead.
At 4:43am on Thursday 18 October a collision took place between four vehicles on the northbound A1 near Darrington.
Three HGV's and a BMW 330 were involved in the collision which resulted in a man from one of the HGV's receiving fatal injuries.
The deceased has now been confirmed as being a 58-year old Middlesborough man.
As a result of the collision the A1 was closed in both directions, re-opening partially north and south bound during the morning and fully in both directions at 7.10pm.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101.
In an earlier incident, police and emergency services had been called to the A1 southbound at Darrington. At around 3.55am a lorry jackknifed and collided with the central reservation, blocking lanes on the southbound and northbound carriageways.
Fortunately there were no injuries but due to both collisions widespread traffic problems affected the A1 and surrounding roads throughout the day. The road had fully reopened in both directions by 7.13pm
Sgt Carl Quinn of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, appealed directly for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.
"We need people to come forward and tell us exactly what happened.
"This was a major incident in which a man sadly lost his life. The road was closed for a considerable amount of time and I would like to thank motorists for their patience yesterday."