Mum’s tribute to daughter killed in Havant car accident

POIGNANT Flowers left at the scene of the fatal accident
POIGNANT Flowers left at the scene of the fatal accident
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IT WAS just one simple sentence but it summed up a mother’s heartbreak.

Nestled in a bunch of flowers at the side of the road, a card read: ‘I am going to miss you so much, loads of love Mum x.’

The tribute was left in memory of a 36-year-old woman who was killed after her car crashed into a garden wall.

The driver – who has not been named – lost control and hit the wall of a house in Southleigh Road, at the junction of Rowan Road, in Havant.

People living close by tried to help and passing off-duty medics gave emergency aid after the crash at 9.15pm on Friday.

But sadly she died from her injuries the next morning at Southampton General Hospital.

As floral tributes are left at the scene of the accident, police say they do not know what caused the crash.

Sergeant Shaun Hopkins, of the Road Death Investigation Team, based at Eastleigh, said: ‘For reasons yet to be established the driver lost control of her black Ford Fiesta and collided with a brick wall.

‘She sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she died on Saturday morning.’

Eye-witnesses have told of the frantic moments after the accident.

Chris Hedger was visiting his daughter when the car crashed into the front wall of her home.

Mr Hedger said: ‘I was out in the garden and my daughter was in the house.

‘She heard a bang and I came out. My daughter said the bungalow shook.

‘I don’t know how it could have happened but the car went straight into the wall.

‘My daughter went out to help her and someone had already called the police.

‘There were just so many police here. They closed the roads off.

‘A car full of nurses and a doctor who had been off to a wedding reception passed by.

‘They jumped out and tried to help her. It was a horrible shock.’

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said the car was there until around 4.30am and there was little damage to it apart from the front bumper.

The wall the car hit is made of concrete with a flint face. It was not damaged in the accident.

The family of the victim – who live nearby – were too upset to talk when contacted by The News.

Call PC Derek Hearn, quoting Operation Azimuth, on 101.