Tributes to a ‘wonderful human being’: Great-grandmother killed in collision with lorry


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TRAGIC: Malkeet Kaur Surdhar was killed after being struck by a lorry near Soho Road, in Birmingham

TRAGIC: Malkeet Kaur Surdhar was killed after being struck by a lorry near Soho Road, in Birmingham

A great-grandmother who died after being struck by a lorry in Birmingham on Tuesday 15th November has been named as Malkeet Kaur Surdhar.

The 80-year-old was injured in the collision near S&B Supermarket, Soho Road, at around 10.45am.

Traffic police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident and appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Malkeet’s family have today described her as a ‘devoted wife, beloved mother, wonderful sister, caring grandmother, compassionate great grandmother and a wonderful human being’.

In a statement they said: “She was strong willed, full of fierce loyalty for her loved ones and a fighter until her very last breath. Please don’t let her death be in vain and cherish your loved ones everyday and let them know.

“Whilst we ask the public to respect our privacy at this difficult time, we would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone and everyone who may have seen something no matter how big or small it may seem, that may be of assistance to the police.

“From one human being to another we appeal for witnesses so that she may rest in peace and our family can grieve.”

They added their gratitude to everyone who offered assistance following the accident and help her fight for life.

The lorry driver is helping officers with their enquiries and police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Sergeant Chris Ridge, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are still trying to piece together the circumstances of this collision. I would urge anyone with information who hasn’t come forward so far to get in contact.”

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