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TRIBUTES PAID TO GRANDMOTHER AFTER FATAL PEDESTRIAN COLLISION IN WOOTTON

A pedestrian involved in a serious collision in Wootton earlier this month has sadly died in hospital.

Jacqueline Valvona, 90, of Homebray House in Wootton, died at Southampton General Hospital yesterday afternoon (Monday). She had been involved in a collision with a BMW car on Kite Hill shortly before 16:30 on 2nd August, as previously reported by Island Echo.

Today her family have paid tribute to her.

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In a statement released through Hampshire Constabulary, they said:

“Jaqueline was a much loved mother, grandmother and friend to many.

“Those who knew her will remember her as a vivacious, charismatic, generous and fiercely independent person.

“Born very premature in Paris 1928 and not expected to survive, she reached 90 years, 65 of which were on the Island.

“She was unique. We would like to thank all the emergency services for their professional and sympathetic support and especially to the staff at Southampton General Hospital who were wonderful with both mum and us”.

The driver of the BMW X3, a 75-year-old man, was uninjured.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting 44180292735, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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