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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.

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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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