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UPDATE: Two people die after serious crash at Bishop Thornton

UPDATE: Two people die after serious crash at Bishop Thornton

Published by May Norman at 9:38am 21st November 2019. (Updated at 5:23pm 22nd November 2019)

Police are again appealing for witnesses after two people died in hospital after a serious collision near Bishop Thornton.  

  • Police investigating a serious crash near Bishop Thornton are appealing for witnesses.
  • Four people were injured after an accident on Wednesday (20 November) - two have since died in hospital.  
  • It happened at Bishop Thornton crossroads.   

It happened around 3.30pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019 on the Fountains Abbey Road between Bishop Thornton and Markington at the ‘Drover’s Crossroads’.

It involved a yellow Fiat 500 which was travelling from Bishop Thornton towards Markington and a black VW Up which was travelling along Fountains Abbey Road from the direction of Ripley.

The occupants of the VW, a 74-year-old female driver and her 77-year-old husband, who was a passenger in the car, have now died from their injuries.

The 47-year-old female driver of the Fiat was admitted to Harrogate District Hospital with serious injuries. She has now been discharged.  Her 67-year-old mother who was a passenger in the same car, was also taken to Harrogate District Hospital where she was treated and later discharged.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

"The road was closed for 9 hours whilst police examined the scene and we would like to thank the public for their patience, as the closure involved a long diversion at a busy time of day.

"We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident. If you have any information which may assist this investigation please email: or call 101."

Please quote North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12190213752