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Witnesses needed for A61 Harrogate to Ripon collision

PoliceDid you see the two-vehicle crash on the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon on Saturday at 6pm?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-vehicle collision in which an elderly male passenger was hospitalised with serious injuries.

The collision occurred on the A61 between the Brearton turn off and South Stainley at about 6pm on Saturday 17 November 2012.

It involved a white Renault Clio which was being driven towards Harrogate, and a silver Toyota Yaris which was heading in the opposite direction.

The 28-year-old old male driver of the Clio, from Harrogate, had to be cut from his car by firefighters. He was taken to Harrogate District Hospital by ambulance with slight injuries.

The 64-year-old old female driver of the Yaris, from Pool in Wharfedale, was also taken to Harrogate District Hospital with slight injuries.

However, her 78-year-old husband, who was in the passenger seat, suffered serious injuries and was admitted to the hospital where his condition is currently described as “comfortable”.

Local diversions were put in place while the collision scene was investigated and to allow the damaged vehicles to be safely recovered.

The road was back to normal at 8.48pm.

Roads policing officers are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

They would like to speak to witnesses to the collision itself or anyone who recalls seeing either the white Renault Clio or the silver Toyota Yaris prior to it.

If you can assist the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts.

Alternatively, you can email


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