UPDATE: Elderly Ripon woman hit by car in city centre in a ‘serious condition’

Water Skellgate, the scene of the crash.
Water Skellgate, the scene of the crash.

An elderly woman was hit by a car in the city centre this morning.

The 76-year-old Ripon woman, out walking her two dogs this morning (Friday, May 8), was hit by a green Nissan X-Trail on Water Skellgate shortly after 8am.

The X-Trail had been travelling down Duck Hill before turning right onto Water Skellgate.

The woman was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with head injuries.

Her condition has been confirmed as serious by North Yorkshire Police (NYP).

The road was closed while police examined the scene but was reopened at around 11.30am.

The woman’s chocolate brown 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 uninjured.

Traffic Sgt John Lumbard, of NYP’s roads policing group, said: “If you witnessed the collision I ask that you contact the police as soon as possible.

“I also need to speak to anyone who saw the green Nissan or woman just prior to the incident and ask that they get in touch.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries can call 101, press option 2 and ask for Steve James.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to steve.james@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk