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Grandmother Killed In Car Smash Yards From Granddaughter's Road Safety Poster

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015
Grandmother killed in car smash yards from granddaughter's road safety poster

A grandmother was killed in a car smash just yards from a school road safety poster her seven-year-old granddaughter had made.

Mary Byrne, 51, was on the pavement paying her taxi fare when the Vauxhall Vectra cab was hit by a BMW.

The gran-of-seven died on the spot, yards from her home opposite the gates of St John The Evangelist Catholic Primary School in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Police suspect the black BMW had been racing a blue Ford Focus, which drove off. The taxi hit Mary after the impact on Saturday evening.

Grace's mum and Mary's youngest daughter, Sarah Harrison, 31, told the Mirror: "Grace's poster has been up there for just under a year now.

Grandmother killed in car smash yards from granddaughter's road safety poster

"It warns people not to park on the zig-zag lines outside the school, it's part of the whole speed awareness programme."

Grace's dad Steve Harrison, said: "People use that road as a racetrack."

A police spokesman said the 21-year-old BMW driver and two other men, aged 19 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed pending further inquiries.

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