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Posted on 12:06:00 on 19th December 2020

Following a serious road traffic collision that occurred on Friday 4th December 2020, Police can confirm the woman has sadly died in hospital.

The collision occurred at the junction of Ellerthwaite Road and New Road in Windermere at around 8:45pm. It involved a Red Citroen C3 and two Pedestrians, a man and a woman from Hexham.

The man and woman were taken to Preston Royal Hospital. Sadly as a result of her injuries, the woman died on the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2020. She has been formally identified as Olwyn Mary Kirkby aged 71 from Hexham.

The family have been informed and a Family Liaison Officer has been appointed.

 The man is making a good recovery. The driver of the car was uninjured and is assisting police with enquires.

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC1770 Johnson or Sgt 1929 Bainbridge of Kendal Mobile Support Group on 101 or email 101@cumbria.police.uk, quoting log 190 of 4th December 2020.

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