Pedestrian involved in Woodgate collision named

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Mrs Booth died after a collision in Leicester

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Issued on 11/10/18 at 3:15 p.m.

The family of a Leicester woman who died after a collision in the city centre released the following statement today (Thursday 11 October) after the inquest into her death was opened and adjourned by HM Coroner.

Annette Booth was a pedestrian involved in the collision in Woodgate at 11.10pm on Saturday 29 September, when a blue Mercedes CLK was in collision with a bus stop.

Mrs Booth was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she was sadly pronounced deceased.

Mrs Booth's husband, Steve, issued the following statement on behalf of the family:-

“A 57-year-old female, the mother of two handsome, beautiful sons, Luke and Clain, a sweet, beautiful, devoted, loving and loved wife to Stephen.

“Daughter to Ellen and Molton, sister to Derek, Micheal and Jason, Aunty to Callam, Lilly, Linford and Harly. Sister-in-law to Ann, Bill, John, Susan, Margret, Kathy, Shirley and Annette.

“To her cousins and her many countless friends she was kind, honest, loyal, caring, supportive and compassionate.

“Annette was in some ways a private and shy person, yet also fun loving with her little mischievous ways too! She had an infectious laugh and a smile to light up any room.

“In recent years she had battled with ill-health, which presented her with new daily/weekly struggles and challenges after a series of strokes.

“She was a fighter and did what needed to be done. She never gave up on herself or anyone else and news that our oldest Luke was due to be married in May 2019 and subsequent news on Easter Sunday that we were due to expect our granddaughter in October this year, she was feeling elated. This news together with planning our celebration of 19 years of marriage and 30 year anniversary of being together in August/September, 2019, gave her focus and strength towards the future.

“A truly beautiful woman tragically taken from us, all whom loved and knew her. Never to be forgotten, always full of life. A story to be told, now in eternal peace. Love you forever darling.”

Officers investigating the collision urged anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it to contact them.

A 26-year-old man, from Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4484 Ali Briance on 101, quoting incident number 756 of 29 September.

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