Appeal after hit and run death

AN emotional appeal for information on a fatal hit and run crash was today issued by the best friend of the pensioner killed.

AN emotional appeal for information on a fatal hit and run crash was today issued by the best friend of the pensioner killed.

Thelma Driver, better known as Joyce, died yesterday afternoon following the collision in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday.

Today, the 81-year-old's best friend Terri said: “I've known Joyce for 25 years. We were neighbours until two years ago.

“We would see each other every day, walking our dogs, attending church and having lunch together.

“She was my best friend. She was a truly wonderful, lovely lady who would do anything for anyone.

“She lived in Out Northgate all her life and had many friends in that community.

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“I was with Joyce at the time of the incident and I'd like to thank everyone who helped her, especially the doctors and nursing staff at the hospital and the ambulance crew.

“I would encourage the driver of the vehicle to come forward. This was a tragic incident and that person must be feeling terrible, as everyone who knew Joyce is feeling now.

“If anyone knows or saw anything, however insignificant it may seem, please get in touch.”

Police also appealed for any witnesses to the collision, which took place at 6.30pm on December 19 in Out Northgate, to come forward.

Those with information should call the Bury Roads Policing Unit on 01473 613500.

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