A19 closure: Major Yorkshire road closed due to serious crash between car and motorbike

A major road in Yorkshire has been closed due to a crash between a car and a motorbike.

National Highways said the serious collision happened on the A19 between junctions for the A174 for Thornaby and the A172 for Ingleby Arncliffe.

North Yorkshire Police is at the scene carrying out investigation work. The road was closed shortly after noon, and there are queues of around a mile.

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Drivers have been warned to expect delays following the closure of the southbound carriageway.

The A19 has been closed at ThornabyThe A19 has been closed at Thornaby
The A19 has been closed at Thornaby

National Highways said: "The A19 in North Yorkshire is closed southbound between the A174 (Thornaby) and A172 (Ingleby Arncliffe), due to a serious collision involving a car and motorcycle.

"North Yorkshire Police are carrying out collision investigation work. Once complete, vehicle recovery and collision clear-up work cam begin."

A diversion route has been put in place:

Road users are advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion symbol on road signs:

Exit the A19 southbound and join the A174

Exit the A174 at Marton and turn right on to the A172 at the signalised junction

Continue on the A172 and rejoin the A19 at Cleveland Tontine