Grandmother killed saving toddler from car

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A woman was killed today saving her granddaughter from an oncoming car.

A woman was killed today saving her granddaughter from an oncoming car.

Police said that Veronica Portis, 56, was hit by the car after grabbing 20-month-old Leesah Williams as she ran into the road outside her grandmotherÿs home in Kirkby, Merseyside.

The Ford Escort had been driven by a 25-year-old woman relative - believed to be Mrs Portis' niece - who was thought to be arriving at the house just as Leesah ran out.

Mrs Portis was found to be dead on arrival at hospital while Leesah sustained serious but not life threatening head injuries.

It is believed the toddler's mother Teri Williams, had been at the terraced house in Hall Lane, Tower Hill when the accident happened at 7.40pm last night.

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