Road death of Doncaster schoolgirl Ella Smith, 11: inquest opening

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An inquest is due to open this morning to find out how an 11-year-old Doncaster schoolgirl died after a collision with a car in Bentley.

Ella Jane Smith died in February after a collision that is believed to have taken place as she was on her way to her grandma’s house after buying sweets at a nearby shop.

The Bentley Kirkby Avenue primary school pupil was involved in a collision with a Citroen C3 on Watch House Lane, Bentley at the junction of Broughton Avenue.

Doncaster coroner Nicola Mundy is expected to hear evidence from witnesses and doctors today.

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