Tragic pensioner hit by van while walking her dog in Wakefield is named

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POLICE have named a A 75-year-old woman who who died after being hit by a van while walking her dog in Wakefield last week.

Patricia Bedford was hit while crossing Dewsbury Road, close to Lupset, at around 6.15pm last Wednesday.

She was hit by a blue Volkwagen Transporter, near the junction with Eden Avenue, and died at the scene.

Sergeant Ann Drury, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “This is a busy road and the collision has happened in the early evening when we would expect a number of people to be in the area.

“I would urge anyone who has witnessed this collision to please call the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101.”