Woman dies after being hit by car on in Ulverston

A woman has died after being hit by a car on a Cumbrian street.

The woman - one of two pedestrians - was struck on Mountbarrow Road, Ulverston, shortly before 13:30 BST.

A second woman was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where she was said to be in "a serious condition".

Cumbria Police said a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, who was driving a Peugeot 206, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A force spokesman said the dead woman's family had been informed and formal identification will take place in due course.

The road was closed to allow officers to examine the area.

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