Somerset

Woman killed after being hit by a car while walking dog in Somerset

A woman has died after being hit by a car while walking her dog near the village of Chilcompton in Somerset.

Police said they believed the 48-year-old fell into the road as she was walking along the B3139 at Lynch Hill after her dog had been hit by a car.

The woman was then hit by another vehicle and she suffered a serious head injury. She was treated at the scene but died later, police said.

The accident happened just before 07:00 BST.

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