Emergency services called after car overturns in Wensleydale village

The emergency services were called out after a car overturned in a Wensleydale village.

The incident happened at around 1pm on Wednesday in Carperby.

A vehicle driven by an elderly woman overturned in the middle of the village after clipping the village cross.

The car came to a stop upside down.

Local residents, including a GP who lives locally, went to the aid of the occupant of the vehicle, with others directing traffic ahead of the arrival of the emergency services.

According to witnesses the vehicle was seen being driven erratically as it entered the village, narrowly missing a pedestrian and oncoming traffic.

Firefighters, paramedics and police were called to the scene.

Fire crews from Hawes and Leyburn responded to the incident.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and rescue Service said: “One female casualty was out of the vehicle on arrival of crews.

“Crews made the scene safe and awaited the arrival of ambulance crews.”

It is understood the woman was able to walk to a waiting ambulance and suffered only minor injuries.


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  1. Ambulance now on scene, driver was conscious and talking, being loaded in. Thanks to the prompt attention of my neighbours in Carperby who rushed to give calm and careful attention in the immediate aftermath, trying to make sure the driver was warm and as well as can be expected. And thanks to the Kwik Fit driver who likewise gave assistance after the driver narrowly missed crashing into him.

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