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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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19-year-old in critical condition after being struck by tractor

A 19-year-old female is in a critical condition after being struck by a tractor near Ripley in the UK yesterday (Wednesday, January 27th).

At 5.17pm, police were called to a report of a serious collision on Fountains Road between Ripley and Bishop Thornton.

The road was closed until 11.13pm to allow police and other emergency services to deal with the incident.


In a statement, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police, said: The collision involved a woman, who was standing next to a broken-down silver 4×4 vehicle when she was struck by a passing tractor which was travelling away from Ripley towards Bishop Thornton.”

“The woman involved, aged 19 and from the Ripon area, sustained serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.”

Police are appealing to anyone with dashcam footage or witness to the collision and anyone who saw the vehicles involved on Fountains Road to contact them.

The broken-down silver Hyundai 4×4  had been travelling away from Ripley, according to police.

“The tractor was a green John Deere towing a flat trailer carrying bales wrapped in black plastic. It was also travelling away from Ripley.”

Appeal for information

Police are particularly keen to trace a car which was believed to have been travelling towards Ripley at the time of the collision and may have witnessed the collision or seen the tractor passing the broken-down 4×4.

Any witnesses are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Alison Hoyle.

You can also e-mail Traffic Constable Hoyle on [email protected]

Please quote reference number: 12210045363.

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