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Police appeal for information after mother killed in Thornton Heath car crash

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A MOTHER has died after a collision with a car in Thornton Heath.

Charmaine Duncan, 29, was knocked down by a black Mercedes near the roundabout in Whitehorse Road at 2.30pm last Tuesday (March 19).

London's Air Ambulance was sent to scene to treat the mother of two for serious chest injuries.

She was then taken to the major trauma centre at King's College Hospital, in Denmark Hill, but died on March 22

Floral tributes have been placed on railings beside where she was knocked down. One card reads: "To our darling Charmaine you was taken to soon from us. Sadly missed but never forgotten, from all your beloved family."

Another reads: "RIP young lady. Thoughts are with your family at this very said time. Whitehorse Road parents and kids, and all parents and children that use this crossing." On another card is a message from one of Charmaine's young children.

An investigation into the collision is being undertaken by the Met's Road Death Investigation Unit based in Catford.

Detective Constable Ian Payne said: "I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to get in contact with us.

"A number of people rushed to help Charmaine immediately after the collision.

"If you are one of these people and you have yet to speak to the police, please contact us."

A postmortem examination, held at St George's Mortuary on Tuesday, gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police on 020 8285 1574.

Police appeal for information after mother killed in Thornton Heath car crash


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