OAP seriously hurt in collision

AN elderly woman was airlifted to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) with serious injuries following a two-car collision near Giggleswick.

The 78-year-old sustained serious chest injuries when the Toyota Auris her husband was driving collided with a white LDV van on the A65 at 11.15am on Friday July 1.

Her 83-year-old husband was taken by road ambulance to the RLI and has since been released.

The passenger in the van, a woman from Cumbria, was treated for minor injuries at Airedale District Hospital. The driver, a man in his thirties, also from Cumbria, was uninjured.

The accident happened at the junction with Brackenber Lane, near to the Craven Arms pub. Police said the Auris was travelling from Giggleswick and that the van had been travelling in the opposite direction, from Cumbria.

The road was closed while collision investigators examined the scene and re-opened just after 5.30pm.

Appealing for witnesses, road policing sergeant, Pete Stringer, said: “I would also like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A65 near Settle, or Brackenber Lane, on Friday morning, who witnessed the manner of driving of the white van or the blue Auris prior to the collision.”

Witnesses should call police on 0845 6060247.