Road closed after two hurt in crash

The scene of the crash on the A697.

The scene of the crash on the A697.

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TWO people were taken to hospital after a two car crash on the A697.

Police said the accident happened at about 4.15pm on Sunday, about a mile north of Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre near Fenrother, when a Rover 75 and Audi A3 collided.

The 71-year-old driver of the Audi and his 65-year-old female passenger were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The road was closed for several hours to allow the vehicles to be removed.