A police officer investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash was left stunned to discover the victim was his own mother.PC Rob Smythe was sent to examine a vehicle recovered after a collision in Stretford, Manchester. He was later told that the car had struck and killed his mother, Susan, who suffered horrific injuries in the incident.
The collision between a blue Volkswagen Golf and pedestrian Susan took place on September 9. Despite the best efforts of paramedics 59-year-old Susan was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man was later arrested and charged in connection with the fatal crash. GMP said they were aware of the tragic coincidence and were supporting Mr Smythe. Police are still urging witnesses for the crash to come forward.
Susan’s family said: “Susan was born in Old Trafford and lived in the area her whole life surrounded by her brothers and sisters who she loved to see regularly … We are absolutely devastated by her death and will miss her greatly. We are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please contact police.”