Heartstopping moment lorry ploughs into queue of cars including one ‘carrying mum and baby’ outside village cafe

One of the vehicles was reportedly carrying a mum and her baby. Miraculously no-one was seriously hurt in the horror smash.

Nick Dainton, 71, a retired coach and lorry driver from Howden, in East Yorkshire, was driving south along the A19 and his car, a Peugeot RCZ, was one of the vehicles involved.

He has on-board cameras fitted to the front and back of his car which recorded the crash that happened at around 12.50pm on Monday.

Recalling the frightening incident Mr Dainton said: "We had stopped in a line of traffic and I looked in my rear view mirror and all I could see was a fast-moving truck.

"It happened very quickly, the truck hit two cars which were behind me, a white BMW and a Kia which bounced into my car.

"The police told me the woman driving the Kia was injured and I think she had a fractured breastbone and whiplash and was travelling with her baby.

"The ambulance and the police were on the scene in minutes.

"People were angry at the time but I'm just glad no one was seriously injured.

"It could have been worse but I hope this shows that people need to pay attention especially with Christmas around the corner."

He added: "All it takes is a few seconds for accidents like this to happen. People need to be careful on the road and pay attention."

A spokesman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "One patient was taken to hospital but it is not believed to be serious.

"Two other people were checked over on the scene but didn't need to go to hospital."

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Police attended a collision involving four vehicles near to the Strawberry Fields Café at the Crockey Hill junction on the A19. The road was blocked. Road cleared at 3.15pm.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference number 12180229540. No arrests made."

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