Tanker collision with van causes tailbacks

A van from the City of York council, and a fuel tanker from Carlton Fuels, in collision at the Octon roundabout, on the B1249 Staxton to Driffield Road.

A van from the City of York council, and a fuel tanker from Carlton Fuels, in collision at the Octon roundabout, on the B1249 Staxton to Driffield Road.

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MORNING rush hour motorists travelling to and from Scarborough were delayed yesterday after a petrol tanker and a van collided.

The 20-year-old driver of the transit van was injured in the incident near Octon yesterday.

A van from the City of York council, and a fuel tanker from Carlton Fuels, in collision at the Octon roundabout, on the B1249 Staxton to Driffield Road, early this morning. Picture by Andrew Higgins 120933c 29/02/12

A van from the City of York council, and a fuel tanker from Carlton Fuels, in collision at the Octon roundabout, on the B1249 Staxton to Driffield Road, early this morning. Picture by Andrew Higgins 120933c 29/02/12

The accident happened at 7.30am at the Octon Roundabout on the B1249 Staxton to Driffield Road and involved a van from the City of York Council and a fuel tanker from Carlton Fuels.

Humberside Police and an ambulance were called to the scene and a police spokeswoman said the road was re-opened a short time later.

The driver of the van was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.