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A woman from Ealing has died in hospital after being hit by a car on the North Circular Road earlier this week.

60-year-old Mary Forde, a former landlady of a pub in Kilburn was involved in the collision at around 1.40pm on Tuesday 2, October at the junction of Gunnersbury Avenue and Leopold Road near Ealing Common.

Mary Forde
Mary Forde

An air ambulance attended the incident and she was taken to hospital with critical injuries but died the following day.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton are investigating, and would particularly like to speak to a motorcyclist and an Uber driver who stopped at the scene.

The driver of the blue Vauxhall Astra involved in the collision stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

Mary Forde was originally from Castleblayney in County Monaghan but moved to England in 1979 to join her sister Mairead and extended family in West Ealing, Northfields and Hanwell.

She worked at a senior level for the family run business, Montagu Nurses, based in Marylebone and later became the landlady of The Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn.

Mary’s family paid tribute to her saying, “Mary made a full recovery from cancer this year, after a difficult fight. She was a strong and determined woman who battled against all adversity.

“Mary was due to move to her new home the week she died. She was looking forward to the future and moving on with her life. She was in a happy place.

“Mary has a large and loving network of family and friends, and was loved by all. Mary, pre-deceased by her parents and youngest brother, was one of ten siblings; with 20 nieces and nephews, brother and sister in-laws, extended relatives and a large circle of close friends in the Kilburn and Ealing areas of London.

“She will be eternally missed by all.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 020 8991 9555.

October 9, 2018

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