Lorry runs down four sisters

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A 10-year-old girl was killed and her three sisters were injured yesterday when they were struck by a roadsweeping lorry on a pedestrian crossing. Police named the dead girl as Stephanie Popat. Three-year- old Selina Shaw was being treated for facial injuries. Natalie Popat, 13, had a suspected fractured skull and facial injuries and Marie McCormack, 19, had head injuries, a broken shoulder and grazes to her face.

A police spokesman said it appeared that a car was stationary at the crossing but the road sweeper failed to stop. The driver, Roger Edwards, in his fifties and of Staffordshire, had not been arrested and was no longer being questioned.

l One man died and 13 people were injured when their minibus was involved in an accident with an articulated lorry in heavy rain and thick fog on the A2 in Kent early yesterday morning. The minibus was carrying workers from P&O's freight office in Dover home from a Christmas outing.