Family of crash victim battle to get suspect back to UK to face justice

The family of a woman hit and killed by a car are asking the Government to step in and help.

Family of crash victim battle to get suspect back to UK to face justice: They want her alleged killer bought back to the UK from Turkey to face justice. The woman, Vicky Lovelace-Collins, passed away in September 2018 two days after being hit while riding her motorbike in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The female driver was charged with death by careless driving at the time.

However, she left the country just days after the incident and flew to Turkey where she remains. Naomi Lovelace-Collins, her widow, and mother Wendy Lovelace have arranged to meet MP Stephen McPartland. To see if they can have the accused woman extradited to the UK. Widow Naomi said “My world has been turned upside down.

We are left devastated and she has not been held to account at all. That’s not right.” The Crown Prosecution Service said that the fact the accused lives abroad is “challenging”. They added “We have assured Vicky’s family that we will continue to do everything we can.” Hertfordshire Police said in a statement “It is regrettable that the driver fled to Turkey.

We continue to liaise with the CPS and international authorities to secure the driver’s return to the UK.” Naomi said that Vicky, who was 38, had “loved riding her bike. And she was very sensible in everything she did.”

After her crash helmet flew off during the accident she sustained major injuries. She was airlifted to hospital where she passed away two days later. She had worked for the NHS for 15 years. Wendy Lovelace said “She should have been saving a load more lives. She had a very promising career in front of her that’s been taken away.”


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