Update: Woman killed in lorry accident

Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography
Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography

The victim of a fatal town centre collision has been named as a 61-year-old woman from Dunstable, the Gazette can confirm.

Mary Rose Brennan, known as Rose, of Suffolk Road, suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a lorry on High Street South, Dunstable, at 11:20am on Monday.

Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography

Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography

Bedfordshire Police continues to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which occurred near the traffic lights outside Ladbrokes.

The road was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out.

Several floral tributes have been left for Mary, including one from her daughter Sam which reads: “I will love you always, you will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts.

Another calls the 61-year-old ‘one of a kind’.

Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography

Scene of the collision on High Street South. Photo by Joanna Cross Photography

It adds: “You will be missed by everyone in Dunstable.”

Graham Stenhouse, who witnessed the collision, told the Gazette that ‘everybody knew Mary’.

He said: “I used to know her, she was a nice person and no threat to anybody.”

Mr Stenhouse added his concerns over the safety of the road,

He said: “Everyone runs over there (the crossing) and there are very big lorries every time.

“There could have been a blind spot with that lorry where he wouldn’t have been able to see her.

“It happens all the time.”

The Gazette understands that the collision was witnessed by two young girls.

A local businessman, who wished not to be named, said: “I only saw after the emergency services arrived.

“I spoke briefly with one of the young girls who witnessed it.

“She was very shook up. She had called the ambulance.”

Police enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

PC David Charlton of Beds Police said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or either the vehicle or the pedestrian prior to it, to call the police on 101.”