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VICTIM OF FATAL TAXI CRASH NAMED AS 77-YEAR-OLD MIRANDA MELLOR

77-year-old Miranda Mellor from Newport has been named as the victim of a crash between a taxi and a trailer on The Downs earlier this month.

It was at 11:20 on the morning of Saturday 8th June that emergency services were called to a serious collision near to Knighton Shute.

A Land Rover Defender towing a trailer had overturned, with the trailer detaching and colliding head-on with a Hyundai i40 taxi travelling in the opposite direction. The impact shunted the car backwards off the road and into a hedge.

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Despite the best efforts of all first responders, the passenger of the taxi – now known to be Islander Miranda Helen Mellor – sadly died at the scene. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Newport, sustained serious injuries and was flown to Southampton’s Major Trauma Centre. He is still being treated in hospital.

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The driver of the Defender escaped with minor injuries but was conveyed by land ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital.

The family of Miranda Mellor have not released a photograph of her, or a tribute to her. No flowers have been laid at the scene.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is still investigating the fatal collision and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident. If you have any information then call Police on 101, quoting 44240240538.

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Max
Max
1 day ago

Maybe the family are too traumatised to lay flowers yet ! RIP .

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
Reply to  Max
1 day ago

I don’t think I’d want to go to the scene. Assuming she has family. If she does, my condolences to them.

Sarah
Sarah
Reply to  Max
1 day ago

Yes, the tone of that paragraph did sound quite accusatory, IE. They are certainly under no obligation to do any of those things.

Fedup
Fedup
Reply to  Sarah
14 hours ago

Well said it’s personal to the family and grief always is..

Claire Rider
Claire Rider
1 day ago

Poor lady and driver.
It’s heartbreaking

Zed
Zed
1 day ago

Horrific. Poor lady, driver and their families.

AlB
AlB
1 day ago

I didn’t know it was obligatory to lay ‘flowers at the scene’, or indeed release a tribute to a dearly loved one, or give the Press a picture of them. Many people choose to grieve in private and should be given the space to do so. Not everyone seeks the light of publicity!

Pete
Pete
21 hours ago

Sadly a dangerous location to place flowers.

 

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