Pedestrian hit by car in Workington dies

Dunmail Park
Image caption The crash happened at about 19:20 BST

One woman has died and another is in a critical condition after they were hit by a car in Cumbria.

The pedestrians were struck on Saturday evening on the A596 near Dunmail Park in Workington, police said.

A woman, 79, was taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary where she later died. A 35-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital in Newcastle.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed.

The 46-year-old driver of the car, from the Workington area, was uninjured in the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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