It occurred shortly after 8am (Friday 10 May 2013), on Water Skellgate, involving a green Nissan X-Trail. The woman was a pedestrian, and was walking her dogs.
As a result of the incident the woman is now in Harrogate District Hospital in a serious condition.
Her Labrador dogs are receiving treatment at a local veterinary surgery for minor injuries.
The driver of the X-Trail suffered from shock but was otherwise not injured.
The road reopened at around 11.30am.
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact on 101, press option 2 and ask for Steve James. Alternatively information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org