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A woman who died following a collision in Ealing has been named.

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 23:11 BST

Mary Forde

A woman who died following a collision in Ealing has been named as officers continue to appeal for information.

Police were called at approximately 13:40hrs on Tuesday, 2 October to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Gunnersbury Avenue, at the junction with Leopold Road, W5.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene and a 60-year-old woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries. She died the following day in hospital.

Next of kin have been informed and the deceased is Mary Forde, 60, from Ealing.

Mary’s family paid tribute to her and said: “Mary was born in 1958, Castleblayney, County Monaghan. In 1979 she moved to England to join her sister, Mairead, and extended family in West Ealing, Northfields and Hanwell.

“She became a leading staff member with the family run business, Montagu Nurses, based in Marylebone. Later she became the landlady of The Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn, London.

“Mary made a full recovery from cancer this year, after a difficult fight. She was a strong and determined woman who battled against all adversity.

“Mary was due to move to her new home the week she died. She was looking forward to the future and moving on with her life. She was in a happy place.

“Mary has a large and loving network of family and friends, and was loved by all. Mary, pre-deceased by her parents and youngest brother, was one of ten siblings; with 20 nieces and nephews, brother and sister in-laws, extended relatives and a large circle of close friends in the Kilburn and Ealing areas of London.

“She will be eternally missed by all.”

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton are investigating, and would particularly like to speak to a motorcyclist and an Uber driver who stopped at the scene.

The driver of the blue Vauxhall Astra involved in the collision stopped at the scene. There has been no arrest.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 020 8991 9555.