Woman dies after being hit by recycling van in Cumbria

A pedestrian has died after she was hit by a council recycling van in the grounds of a Cumbria primary school.

No pupils or staff were involved in the incident at St Mary's C of E Nursery and Infant School in Windermere on Thursday morning, police said.

The victim, a woman believed to be in her 50s, was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary but died a short time later.

Officers are investigating and working to identify the woman and inform her immediate family.

Anyone who witnessed the accident, just before 1100 GMT, is asked to contact Cumbria Police.

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