POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision yesterday afternoon (Monday) on the Skipton A629 bypass.

An 80 year old driver of a red Clio car was pulling out of a layby at around 3.35pm when the car was in collision with a silver Nissan Qashqai, which was travelling away from the A59 towards the Keighley Road roundabout.

The Clio driver, from the Cheshire area, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Airedale Hospital, where she is described as in a stable condition.

Her passenger, an 80 year old man, also from Cheshire, received minor injuries, and was also taken to hospital.

The driver and passenger in the Nissan, both aged 31 from the Halifax area, also sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital. A one-year-old child, also in the Nissan, was not injured.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles on the A629 prior to the collision to contact police. Witnesses, or anyone able to help with any information, is asked to call police on the non emergency 101 number, select option two and ask to speak to TC480 Healey of the Skipton Road Policing Group.