A CAR came to rest close to a railway line after falling down an embankment in North Yorkshire last night.

The crash happened at just before 7pm in North Rigton, near Harrogate, close to the Harrogate to Leeds railway line.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said the single vehicle accident involved a Kia Sportage which left the road.

A spokeswoman said two elderly occupants of the vehicle, a man and a woman, were out of the vehicle and in the care of paramedics by the time firefighters arrived.

"Both were taken to hospital by ambulance with chest pains and dizziness," she said.

"The crew made the vehicle safe and winched it up the embankment to be recovered."

* Ten people died and another 80 were injured in the Selby train crash in 2001, which happened when a Land Rover crashed down an embankment onto the East Coast Mainline, causing a passenger train to derail.