16 People Died And Dozens Of Others Were Injured.
Fund Reaches £18,800 for Reading Family
Young Mum Died Following Collision With Lorry, Baby Girl In Pram Survived. Now Online fund set up reaches over £18,800 in donations.
Family and friends of a young mum who died following a collision with a lorry in Reading say they have been overwhelmed by the support after over £18,800 has been raised in just one day since on online fund was set up.
Lauren's baby girl who is just days away from her first birthday was in a pram at the time and surived after her mum pushed her out of the way along Basingstoke Road in Whitley on Wednesday
The money will be used for a hero's funeral and the rest will go into a trust fund for the baby girl for when she is 18.
Family and Friends set up the online donations page
"Our daughter was such an amazing girl and the best mummy to Millie. She was her world and we are so proud at the last time in her life she saved her baby girl."
Here is Thames Valley Police Statement on the case:
We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Reading (13/4).
Shortly after 12pm (13/4) a pedestrian, a woman who was pushing a pram, was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle in Basingstoke Road. The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene.
Officers and other emergency services attended the incident however the woman, who was aged in her twenties and from Reading, died at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed.
The baby girl sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.
Basingstoke Road, Rose Kiln Lane, Buckland Road, Brickstone Road and Tavistock Road were closed while Roads Policing officers attended the incident and investigated the circumstances of the collision. The roads have since reopened.
Officers are appealing for any witnesses who saw the collision or who saw the heavy goods vehicle travelling prior to the collision. Anyone with any information which could assist officers’ enquiries should contact police.
The family of the deceased is being supported by specially trained family liaison officers at this very difficult time.
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 504 13/4
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