'˜Incredibly' lucky driver escapes Knaresborough crash with fractured ankle

An '˜incredibly' lucky driver escaped with a fractured ankle after the car they were driving hit a tree in Farnham, near Knaresborough.

The white Mini One was left 'smouldering' after it hit a tree in Farnham near Knaresborough. Credit: Acting Insp. Paul Cording

Two fire engines were called just before 7pm on November 10 to the scene on Stang Lane, Farnham, after reports that a car was on fire following a crash.

Fire crews from Harrogate and Knaresborough arrived to find the car “smouldering” while the driver and passenger were attended to by paramedics.

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Harrogate Police Officer, Acting Inspector Paul Cording, took to Twitter to say it was “incredible nothing more serious” had happened.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “The vehicle involved, a white Mini One, had crashed into a tree.”

Both the driver, who suffered a fractured ankle, and the passenger were taken to hospital for observation.

The road was blocked whilst the vehicle was recovered.

Insp. Cording added: “My thanks to all those who assisted at the scene.”