Updated: Health and Safety Executive investigate death of elderly woman struck by a lorry in York

An aerial view of Outgang Lane, Osbaldwick. Photograph © Google Street View

An elderly woman has died in an accident in York.

The woman, aged in her 70s, was struck by a lorry at Osbaldwick on Wednesday (29 January).

Emergency services were called to a premises on Outgang Lane, which YorkMix understands to belong to Martins Of York skip hire.


An ambulance was called but sadly the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The premises was cordoned off by police.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said on Thursday:

  • At around 2pm on 29 January 2020, North Yorkshire Police were called by the ambulance service to a private industrial premises on Outgang Lane, York, following a report of a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a woman pedestrian aged in her 70s.

    Sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene, her family have been informed.

    The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and are working together with North Yorkshire Police to investigate the incident.

    The premises were cordoned off at the time to allow police and Health and Safety Executive staff to examine the scene.

To date, no arrests have been made.