Tributes paid to a 'beautiful and caring' mum who died following a Gateshead collision

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The family of an 82-year-old woman who died following a collision in Gateshead have paid tribute to her.

The daughter of a woman who was killed in a collision in Gateshead has issued a heartfelt tribute to her mum.

On Monday, December 18, at around 4.10pm, Northumbria Police received a report stating that a pedestrian had been struck by a grey Dacia Duster next to Aldi, on Easedale Gardens, in Wrekenton.

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Emergency services attended the scene and took the pedestrian, who has since been named as 82-year-old Jean Hindmarch, to hospital.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Jean sadly died as a result of her injuries on Friday, December 22.

Jean Hindmarch sadly died of her injuries following the collision in Gateshead. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Jean Hindmarch sadly died of her injuries following the collision in Gateshead. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Jean Hindmarch sadly died of her injuries following the collision in Gateshead. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

Specialist officers are supporting Jean's family following the incident and her daughter has paid tribute to her mum.

She said: "Mam was well known and respected in the community. She was a very good person, she would put everyone in front of herself, especially her family.

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“She was a beautiful person who was very caring, always putting others needs before her own. She was loved by everyone who knew her because of her heart of gold.”

Following the incident, officers arrested the driver of the car, a 56-year-old man, on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving - he has since been released on bail.

Police have confirmed that a 63-year-old woman was also arrested and released under investigation.

The investigation into the incident continues and officers are urging anyone with information relating to it to come forward and speak to them.

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Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police, the officer in charge of the case said: “This is absolutely not the outcome we wanted and our thoughts are with Jean’s family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

"Please respect their privacy and allow them to grieve.

“A full investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to the collision.

“Last week, we issued an appeal for witnesses and I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to share information and speak with us. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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“The area was very busy at the time, and so I would like to ask once again, for anyone who is yet to come forward, to please get in touch and share what you know as eve the smallest piece of information could help our enquiries.

“If you saw a grey Dacia Duster driving in the area, or, if you saw Jean in her pink coat please contact us. We are also keen to hear from anyone who might have dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information should use the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting log number NP-20231218-0730.

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