Man and woman arrested after serious crash which closed A64

The scene of the crash. Photo provided by Bob Hoskins, Station Manager at York on Twitter @SierraZero8.
The scene of the crash. Photo provided by Bob Hoskins, Station Manager at York on Twitter @SierraZero8.
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A man and woman have been arrested following a serious crash which closed the A64 during rush hour on Monday morning.

Emergency services were called to the A64 at Bilbrough top, near to the Aagrah restaurant at 7.58am on Monday following reports of a serious crash involving a silver Volkswagen.

The air ambulance arrived at the scene. Photo provided by Bob Hoskins, Station Manager at York on Twitter @SierraZero8.

The air ambulance arrived at the scene. Photo provided by Bob Hoskins, Station Manager at York on Twitter @SierraZero8.

The vehicle, which was travelling westbound, veered across the eastbound carriage and crashed into the central reservation, blocking the eastbound side.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended the scene and the road reopened at 9.30am.

Both the male and female in the car were taken by road ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

North Yorkshire Police has now confirmed both have been arrested.

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A force spokeswoman said: "The male driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit for alcohol, causing injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and breaching a domestic violence protection order.

"The female passenger was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

"Both are currently in police custody.

"A driver of another vehicle has also been spoken to as a voluntary attendee."