Danish woman dies in Paris traffic accident

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A Danish New Year's reveller was fatally injured Saturday when she was struck on a pedestrian crossing by a car whose driver and passengers fled the scene on foot, police said.

The woman died from her injuries in a Paris hospital. Police later arrested one of the people in the car.

The driver was drunk at the time of the accident which happened in a bus lane, while the woman's daughter was injured, Le Parisien newspaper said on its website.

Police would not immediately confirm this.

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