Tributes paid to ‘wonderful lady’ who died in Kensal Rise lorry collision

PUBLISHED: 12:56 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:06 24 July 2015

The accident scene  (Picture credit: Nathalie Raffray)

The accident scene (Picture credit: Nathalie Raffray)


Tributes have been paid to ‘a wonderful lady’ who died after she was hit by a lorry in Kensal Rise yesterday.

Chamberlayne Road at the junction of Banister Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)Chamberlayne Road at the junction of Banister Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

The 82-year-old, who has been named locally as Kamla Parmar, is believed to have got off a bus minutes before she was struck by the vehicle on Banister Road at the junction of Chamberlayne Road at 10.30am.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called but Mrs Parmar, who lives nearby in Halstow Road, died at the scene.

According to her neighbour Angela O’Donnell, she was a full-time care to her older husband who has dementia.

She added: “I’m shocked as I saw her at 10am that morning when I came back from my walk.

“I saw her going then my neighbour knocked on my door and told me she had been killed.

“I’m just so shocked.”

Another neighbour Clair Blake, added: “She was an amazing lady, she cared about everyone.”

Her distraught son Chetan Parmar, who visited the scene to lay flowers, said: “She’s the most wonderful lady.”

The lorry stopped at the scene and the driver was not arrested.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton on 020 8991 9555.

Did you know Mrs Parmar and would like to pay tribute?

Email or call 0207 433 0133.

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