A Mitsubishi Shogun - being followed by North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group, UK - collided with a tractor, causing it to overturn on Saturday.
The driver the suspect vehicle was arrested; one of his passenger's suffered serious injuries. Nobody else was seriously hurt, a statement released by North Yorkshire Police outlined.
On Saturday morning at approximately 10:35am, North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group sighted a suspicious-looking vehicle near Thornton Le Dale.
They attempted to speak to the occupants but were unsuccessful in their attempt. A short while later, the vehicle collided with a tractor near to Ebberston; as a result of the collision, the tractor overturned.
Five dogs which were in the vehicle were seized under the Animal Welfare Act and taken to a vet for treatment, the spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said.
The spokesperson added that the road remained closed until 5pm to allow for a full investigation of the scene and to clear a large amount of fuel from the carriageway.
Officials have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Image source: North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group - Facebook.