Grieving family in emotional tribute to 26-year-old Gosport mum who died in car crash

Sabrina Bellman with her daughter Elsie
Sabrina Bellman with her daughter Elsie
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THE family of a 26-year-old mother killed in a car crash have spoken of their grief at the death of an ‘amazing woman, loved by everyone’.

Sabrina Bellman, from Gosport, died on Boxing Day after the car she was travelling in with her husband Dominic, their three-year-old daughter, Elsie, and Sabrina’s mother-in-law was involved in a collision in Bodmin, Cornwall.

Sabrina Bellman with her daughter Elsie

Sabrina Bellman with her daughter Elsie

The family were on holiday and were returning from a surprise panto trip for Elsie when their Seat Ibiza crashed into a Mini Cooper on the B3266 at Washaway, Bodmin at around 7pm on December 26.

Sabrina died while being taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Dominic’s mother, Dawn Bellman, and the driver of the Mini – a 29-year-old man – are both still in hospital with serious injuries.

In an emotional tribute to The News, Dominic told of his devastation at the death of a ‘beautiful’ mother and wife he was besotted with.

Sabrina Bellman with her husband Dominic

Sabrina Bellman with her husband Dominic

He said: ‘She was an amazing mother. My daughter and I miss her dearly.

‘Such a huge hole has been caused by this loss that will never be filled. She was 26, beautiful, loved by everyone.

‘Sabrina was a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister. We are a very close family who are all devastated.

‘We had a beautiful Christmas Day as a family on holiday in Cornwall. As a surprise on Boxing Day we took our three-year-old to watch Sleeping Beauty at the theatre. The accident happened on return to our cottage.

Dominic added: ‘My mother is still in hospital with serious injuries. I have a broken wrist and an injury to my hip. My daughter has cuts and bruises on her abdomen. All these are insignificant compared to the mental effect it has had on my baby.

‘She told me she loves her mummy and she is an angel.

‘My wife and I have been together 11 years. I was besotted with her. She was so incredibly gorgeous on the outside but that doesn’t compare to how beautiful she was on the inside.

‘Her morals and values made me a better person. I have nothing but loving memories that will last a lifetime and I will share these with my daughter as we grow and grieve together.

‘This should not have happened to someone so very special.’

Just last week, Sabrina was pictured by The News handing out presents to elderly people at The Bradbury Centre in Portsmouth as part of our Christmas campaign to tackle loneliness over the festive period.

Dominic says devoting her free time to help others summed up the kind of person Sabrina was.

He said: ‘She was out giving gifts and spending time with the elderly working for Age UK Portsmouth.

‘She loved helping other people. It was her career and calling. A saint.

‘I hope her funeral will be a spectacle and a testament to how amazing she was.’