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Woman is killed in crash near Ilkley's Cow and Calf Rocks
A 68-year-old woman died and three people were hospitalised after a two-car collision near Ilkley ’s Cow and Calf Rocks landmark.
The woman, from Ilkley, who is yet to be named, was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary after the crash on Hangingstone Road at about 5.10pm on Sunday.
She was a passenger in a Mercedes C240 which was in collision with an Opel Kadett.
The 70-year-old Mercedes driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries and kept in for observation.
The 37-year-old man driving the Opel was taken to Bradford Royal infirmary with chest and leg injuries. Police said yesterday he remained in a stable condition.
His 46-year-old female passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police closed the road for more than three hours following the incident.
Townspeople have repeatedly voiced concerns about safety on the road, following a string of accidents.
An advisory 30mph speed limit and extra signs on the road were introduced by Bradford Council.
Keighley MP Kris Hopkins says it may be necessary to look again at safety measures on the road – but said it would be wrong to speculate about the cause of Sunday’s incident.
He said: “In partnership with a number of local residents, I have been actively involved in the campaign to make this road safer and, last year, we were successful in persuading the Council to agree to install advisory speed limit signs.
“Clearly, as a result of what has now happened, it may be necessary to re-examine what other measures may be required. To this end, I am sure the relevant authorities will, like me, be taking a particularly close an interest in the outcomes of the investigation.”
He offered his sympathies to the family of the woman who lost her life.
Police said inquiries remained ongoing. Anyone with any information about the crash should call the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on the non-emergency 101 number.