POLICE have named the 81-year-old woman who died yesterday (Jan 6) after being hit by a car in Kendal.

Maureen Harrison, from Kendal, was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Polo on Windermere Road at the junction with Green Hill at around 2:30 pm.

The driver of the vehicle involved and other occupants were uninjured.

Officers are appealing for any motorists who have dashcam footage of Windermere Road between 2:20 pm and 2:35 pm to preserve the footage and contact the police.

Windermere Road was closed in both directions between Fairfield Lane and Queen's Road in the aftermath of the incident which happened at the junction with Green Hill.

Following the collision, traffic was diverted around Kendal Green while bus services between Kendal and Windermere re-routed onto the A591.

Police asked people to avoid the area and Windermere Road remained closed until shortly after 7 pm to allow officers to carry out forensic examinations under spotlights.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact police on 101