Man, 31, dies and five more injured in Yorkshire crash between Tesla and double decker bus

B1224 Wetherby Road, close to the junction with the A1237
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A man has sadly died and five more people have been injured following a collision between a car and a double decker bus in York.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the scene of the fatal crash between a white Tesla Model 3 car and a blue and white double decker bus on the B1224 Wetherby Road, close to the junction with the A1237, at around 9.20am on Saturday (June 29).

Sadly, a passenger in the Tesla, a 31-year-old man from the Newcastle area, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are receiving support from officers.

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The driver of the Tesla, a 32-year-old man from the Teesside area, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Three other passengers in the Tesla and the driver of the bus were treated at hospital for minor injuries.

The B1224 remained closed while police carried out their investigation work but was reopened at 5.25pm. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Witnesses to the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage are urged to come forward without delay if they have not done so already.

“We also want to hear from anyone who recalls seeing either the white Tesla car or the blue and white double decker bus in the lead up to the incident. If you can help, please email and quoting reference number 12240115125.”

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