BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Friday, 1 June 2007, 16:59 GMT 17:59 UK
Mother killed in lorry collision
A woman who was killed when she was hit by a 17.5 tonne lorry was walking with her eight-year-old son and had her daughter in a pushchair.

The lorry hit the 39-year-old, whose name has not been released, on a pedestrian crossing in London Road in Portsmouth. The road has been reopened.

The woman had crossed near Somerfield's supermarket - the children were unhurt.

The 57-year-old lorry driver, from High Wycombe, Bucks, has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving.

Police are appealing for the driver of a silver estate car or four wheel drive who stopped to help, to come forward.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific