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  • 30 June 2014, 21:36

Car Hits Schoolgirls On Pavement: One Dead

A 14-year-old girl has died and two others have been injured after being hit by a car on their way to school in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The crash, which also injured a male pedestrian in his 40s, happened just after 8am in CurbridgeRoad when the car mounted the pavement.

The 18-year-old driver of the Citroenhas been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Those hit were taken to John RadcliffeHospital in Oxford, where the girl, named locally as Liberty Baker, was pronounced dead.

One of the girls is understood to have been treated for serious injuries, while the other was unharmed.

The male pedestrian is believed to have suffered a serious hip injury.

Inspector Paul Winks of Thames Valley Police said: "This is just an urban 30 miles an hour road, it's fairly straight, visibility is good.

"So I'm not 100% sure what happened this morning, it's something we need to establish.

"It may take weeks or even months to determine exactly what's happened here."

All three of the girls went to the nearby Henry Box School.

David Cameron, whose constituency is Witney, tweeted later: "My thoughts are with friends and family of the 14 year-old-girl killed by a car in Witney this morning. Witnesses should call police on 101."