Fresh Appeal For Witnesses Following Fatal Crash
Stolen car involved in accident in Northolt
The husband of a pensioner killed after an accident involving a stolen stolen car in Northolt has made an emotional appeal for further nformation.
Frances Josephine Mullaney, known to her family and friends as Josie, a 73-year-old from Adelphi Way, Hayes, was in a car in Ruislip Road, Northolt at 15:40hrs on Sunday 26 October 2008 (the day the clocks went back) when it was in collision with three other vehicles. Mrs Mullaney died of her injuries six days later.
One of the vehicles involved - a charcoal grey Toyota MR2 - failed to stop at the scene. It had been reported stolen from Bourne Close, Isleworth, at some time between 18:00hrs and 22:30hrs on Wednesday 22 October 2008.
Following the collision the Toyota was found abandoned in Woodstock Avenue, Southall. The registration number of the stolen vehicle is LS06 GBU.
Mrs Mullaney was in the back seat of a VW Golf, with her husband John driving and a friend in the front passenger seat. They had been out for a Sunday lunch and were on their way home. Sadly the friend in the front of the car, Mary Gorman, has since died of cancer.
Mrs Mullaney worked her entire career for British Airways and was looking forward to spending more time in Ireland, where she was born, with her husband.
Mr John Mullaney, said: "I don't understand how the person responsible can sleep at night. They have taken away my life partner, she was a good woman, who had always worked hard and was loved and respected by everyone who knew her.
"I don't understand how anyone could protect that sort of person, I don't understand why those who know who did this have not come forward. Josie was such a fine woman, why are people not prepared to give up the driver of the car so that there is some justice for her.
"Whoever it is ruined both our lives, until it happens you have no idea how hard it is. She died just before our 40th wedding anniversary; we had planned to celebrate with a cruise."
Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne, Metropolitan Police Service's Road Death Investigation Unit, said:
"We would still like to identify the person who was driving the stolen MR2. We know it had been stolen from Bourne Close in Isleworth on the Wednesday before the collision. There are people out there who know who stole the car and where it was for those four days. I am appealing for those people to contact police.
"Someone lost their life; a lovely woman, who had spent her entire life working and was enjoying a happy retirement with her husband. The person who was driving that stolen car has been too cowardly to come forward and assist the investigation in piecing together what caused the collision that killed Mrs Mullaney."
Anyone who can assist the police with their enquiries should call the Road Death Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8998 5319; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
9th November 2010