Neighbours pay tribute to Stamford Hill pensioner who dies after collision

A pensioner was taken to hospital after a fatal collision

A pensioner was taken to hospital after a fatal collision - Credit: Archant

Neighbours paid tribute to a “loving” pensioner from Stamford Hill who died after a collision with a van.

Mary Timulty, 78, of Broad Common Estate, off Osbaldeston Road, Stamford Hill, was thought to be on her way to hospital when she was apparently in collision with a reversing van on Wednesday, August 14.

She was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died last Monday, five days after the incident, which is being investigated by officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit (RDIU).

Residents on Ms Timulty’s estate paid tribute to their much-loved neighbour.

Michale Daley said he had known Ms Timulty since he moved to the estate 15 years ago. He said: “She was a lovely lady who was known by everyone who lived here. Everybody’s going to miss her, especially the kids.

“She used to watch the kids playing from her balcony. She looked out for them but if they got up to mischief she would tell them off. She was like another mother to them.”

Daniella Gomez, 20, who had lived above Ms Timulty for the last four years, also paid tribute to the mother-of-two. She said: “She always cared about the neighbours. She was always looking out for the kids. She was a big football fan and always wanted to talk about football.

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“She went on holiday to Bournemouth with her daughter for her birthday a week before her death. She brought back a candy stick for my four-year-old-brother.

“We would go to the park with her and she would try to teach my mum English. My mum was close to her. She would know what time my mum came back from work and would come up and chat to us and fill us in on news.

“We sent my little brother to St Ignatius Primary School as Mary was a parishioner of St Ignatius Church and recommended it.

“Now my brother keeps asking about her and when he looks at her balcony will say ‘Mary’s not there’.”

Anybody with information should call the RDIU witness line on 020 8597 4874.

The man who was driving the van stopped at the scene but was not arrested.