Tributes to nurse who helped crash victim

PUBLISHED: 15:23 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 31 May 2010

THE FAMILY of a 69-year-old grandmother-of-three killed in a car collision have paid tribute to an off-duty nurse who stopped to help at the scene.

Margaret Lyons, who lived with her husband, Patrick, in sheltered accommodation in Cunningham Close, Chadwe

THE FAMILY of a 69-year-old grandmother-of-three killed in a car collision have paid tribute to an off-duty nurse who stopped to help at the scene.

Margaret Lyons, who lived with her husband, Patrick, in sheltered accommodation in Cunningham Close, Chadwell Heath, was on foot when the collision happened at 6pm last Sunday on the B1052 at Little Walden, near Saffron Walden, Essex.

The mother of four sons was visiting family in the area when she was hit by a black Citroen C2 travelling towards Saffron Walden.

She was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with head injuries but later died.

Her family said they wanted to pay special thanks to a nurse who was driving past and stopped to help Margaret and Patrick.

An Essex Police spokesman added: "The family would like to thank the emergency services, hospital staff and chaplain for all their support and efforts.

"They would like to thank friends and neighbours for all their prayers, support and condolences."

The 18-year-old driver of the car, who was unhurt, was arrested and questioned by police, and has been bailed until July 20.

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