TRAGEDY ON THE A40: Woman fell to her death from bridge
Facebook messages of sympathy have been posted for not named 25-year-old
FLOWERS now line the fence above the A40 where a woman fell to her death last week.
The bouquets have steadily grown in number since the events of Thursday, October 16, when the woman – who has yet to be named – fell on to the carriageway from the Swakeleys roundabout and was struck by oncoming vehicles.
Since then, a steady stream of sympathetic messages have been posted on our Facebook pages, while some readers have questioned the appropriacy of posts bemoaning the traffic chaos that followed the death.
The A40 was closed in both directions for a time, with enormous knock-on effects.
Rainë Bolton wrote: “I can’t imagine the desperation she must have felt to do that! RIP poor lady & i hope the drivers who witness or was involved are ok too. So sad.”
Carly Clark wrote: “RIP my friend! Hope your at peace now.”
And Vanessa Saunders posted: “So sad.
“I drove across Swakeleys at around 6.30pm that evening. Very chilling site.
“Thoughts also go out to the lady’s family, the drivers affected and the rescue services.”
A card with one of the bouquets reads: “Never to be forgotten.
“Love always, Steven and Jazz.”
The woman, believed to be 25 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene and her next of kin have been informed.
The A40 did not fully re-open until 11pm. Transport for London said two lanes were opened westbound by 7.50pm but the rest of the road remained shut while officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit carried out investigations.
Several drivers stopped and gave statements to police, but officers have asked any witnesses who have yet to speak to them to come forward, to help them piece together the sequence of events.
The Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted on 020 8991 9555.
n TRIBUTES: Public grief over death of young woman was expressed in flowers and messages of sympathy on Facebook Photo by Chris Berry www.buyaphototms.co.uk NL201410926