Woman who died in Pemberton collision named as ‘inspirational’ mum and teacher Laura Hazeldine

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The collision happened outside Fifteens bar in Ormskirk Road on Friday night.

A woman who died after being struck by a car outside a bar in Wigan has been named locally as Laura Hazeldine.

At 9.20pm on Friday (8 April), Greater Manchester police were called to reports of a collision involving a Land Rover Freelander and a pedestrian on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton.

Ms Hazeldine sadly died and two men were seriously injured.

Flowers and tributes have since been left at the scene.

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Flowers in the window at Fifteens

In a Facebook post, her daughter Maggie Hazeldine said: “On Friday night I lost my beautiful mother. I wish she was still here to hold my hand and tell me that everything is going to be okay.

“She was the most amazing and inspirational women to grace the planet. Growing up I wish she knew that the woman I most wanted to be was her. She was brave and never let the world dull her kindness. I love you mumma, don’t know how I’m gonna do this without you.”

‘Missed immensely’

Ms Hazeldine worked as a teacher at Ernulf Academy, in St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

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Laura Hazeldine

In a letter to parents, principal Avin Bissoo said: “Laura was a much-loved and respected individual who made a huge impact during her time at Ernulf – transitioning from being a teaching assistant to taking on the challenge of becoming a full-time teacher within the newly formed maths department.

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“She was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well. She was loved and respected by our staff and students; always available to offer a kind word, a smile, or a helping hand. She will be missed immensely.

“Laura’s death is tragic, untimely, and upsetting. I know that as a school community we will pull together and support each other during this time. For students who knew or have been taught by Laura, I expect this may be particularly upsetting.”

He said there would be “an opportunity to commemorate and remember Laura’s life” in school after Easter.

  • A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the collision.

A version of this story appeared on our sister title the Wigan Post.