Tragic collision in Hove claims life of beloved grandmother

In a tragic incident that occurred in Hove, Patricia Cantrell, an 82-year-old woman from Brighton, lost her life. The incident took place on August 8 at around 11:10 am when Patricia was involved in a collision with a black BMW on The Drive. Despite being rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Patricia succumbed to her injuries.

The police have begun an investigation into the incident. A 29-year-old man from Portslade was arrested under suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving and driving without valid insurance. He has since been released on bail as the investigation continues.

Patricia’s family is devastated by her sudden and tragic death. They remember her as a loving mother and grandmother who was well-known within her community. “She was much loved by all her family and friends. Always kind, smiling and always had time for a chat, she will be greatly missed by us all,” the family said in a statement.

The family has requested privacy during this difficult time and has asked not to be contacted.

The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, particularly those who were in the vicinity of the junction with The Upper Drive when the incident occurred, as the BMW was travelling northbound at that time.

Anyone with information can report it to Sussex Police online, call 101, or email and quote Operation Delve

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