Essex

Braintree woman hit by car was retired newsagent

Gladys Sims
Image caption Mrs Sims had lived in Braintree for 32 years

The 89-year-old woman pedestrian who died after she and another woman were hit by an car in Essex was a retired newsagent, police said.

Gladys Sims was walking along Coggeshall Road in Braintree when she was hit by a Vauxhall which had just collided with a van near Cressing Road.

A 54-year-old woman suffered a bruised hip and grazing to her face.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and later released on bail, police said.

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