Woman, 78, who died after car was hit by a bus named

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A 78-YEAR-OLD woman who died after the car she was driving was hit by a bus has been named by police.

Gladys Steadman, of Lark Rise, Liphook, was driving a blue Volkswagen Polo on the A3 southbound carriageway at Longmoor when it was hit by a Portsmouth-bound National Express coach.

She was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham but died from her injuries. The passenger of the car, a 12-year-old girl was unhurt.

One of the 29 passengers on the 52-seater coach suffered whiplash but the rest were uninjured in the crash, which happened at about 4.55pm on Monday.

The coach driver, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death through careless or inconsiderate driving. He has been released on bail until November 30 pending further enquiries.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash or anyone who saw either vehicle prior to it, to contact Sergeant Darren Ord at the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh on 101, quoting Operation Arcadian.