Town left in shock as tributes pour in for 'heartbreaking' loss of a 39-year-old pregnant mother of four who was killed crossing a busy road in Northampton

Dulce Lina Mendes Pereira was six months pregnant when she was hit by a car in Northampton town centre at the weekend

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 1:21 pm
Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.
Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.

News breaking over the bank holiday weekend that a mother of four - pregnant with her fifth child - was struck by a car and killed in Northampton has sent shockwaves through the town.

Pedestrian Dulce Lina Mendes Pereira, 39, was involved in a collision with a car on Saturday at about 2pm at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket.

She was six months pregnant and leaves behind four children aged 21, 14, 8 and 1.

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Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.

Hundreds of tributes and well wishes have poured in for Dulce on social media from across Northampton.

Louise Coleman said: "Heart breaking. RIP my beautiful friend."

Jadine Brown said: "Such a devastating story, just heartbreaking sending all my love to her family. RIP mummy and baby."

Tracey Karabin said: "Absolutely heartbreaking, my heartfelt sympathy to her family at this devastating time,may the lady and her unborn child r.i.p."

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.

Vicky Mansour said: "So unbelievably heartbreaking - sending love and hugs to her family and friends - how awful."

Janelle Leone said: "May you rest in peace, you and your little one. Heartbreaking news and condolences to your family and friends at this sad time."

Kelly Sealey said: "RIP and GNU Dulce Lina Mendes Pereira and little one, heartfelt condolences to your family."

Stan Golebiewski said: "So sad, I feel so utterly devastated for her younger children that are not going to understand whats happened to their Mummy. Fly high up there."

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.

Mark Cornell said: "Dance in the sky both."

Reports of the incident began to emerge shortly after 2pm on Saturday when the Chron reported police had closed roads to deal with a 'serious accident' where ambulance crews and the air ambulance were on the scene.

The force said the victim had been taken to University Hospital, Coventry but sadly attempts to save her and her unborn child were unsuccessful.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre, the spokesperson said.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch and want to hear from anyone who may have relevant dash-cam footage taken prior to, during or after the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, regarding incident 283 of May 29, 2021.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 2pm on Saturday, May 29, when Dulce, a pedestrian, was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder at the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre.