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Tributes to Bradwell mum

PUBLISHED: 15:37 14 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:38 03 July 2010

MOVING tributes were paid this week at a memorial service for a popular Bradwell mother who was killed as she drove her child to football training.

A leading local football club expressed “shock and sadness” as they rallied round to hold a service of remembrance at the training ground where the family were heading.

MOVING tributes were paid this week at a memorial service for a popular Bradwell mother who was killed as she drove her child to football training.

A leading local football club expressed “shock and sadness” as they rallied round to hold a service of remembrance at the training ground where the family were heading.

Further details of the horrific two-car crash near Lowestoft last Monday teatime, which led to the death of 30-year-old Kelly Palmer and injured three others - including her two children - emerged this week.

The Mercury has learned that Mrs Palmer was taking her seven-year-old son Kyle to football practice with the Blundeston Magpies U8 squad at their Camps Heath training ground in Oulton when tragedy struck.

The Suzuki Vitara 4x4 convertible she was driving was involved in a collision with a Citroen Picasso being driven by a 19-year-old man on the B1375 Oulton Road, close to Park Hill.

Mrs Palmer was declared dead at the scene. Her nine-year-old daughter Jordan was also in the car when the collision happened, and both children were taken to hospital following the terrifying smash.

Kyle was initially taken to the James Paget University Hospital, before being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge with serious injuries. Jordan was discharged from hospital this week and is now “recovering well,” according to a spokesman for the Magpies.

Mark Mathers, the Magpies club secretary, said: “Kyle has been at Addenbrooke's since the accident, although we are hoping that he will be returned to the James Paget shortly. We are all optimistic that Kyle will make a steady and sustained recovery.”

Yesterday, Suffolk police spokesman Anne-Marie Breach said: “The little boy is still in Addenbrooke's Hospital after suffering broken wrists, a broken collarbone and cuts to his head.

“He has had surgery and is probably due to have more surgery, but he's recovering well and is stable with non life-threatening injuries.”

As a mark of respect to last week's tragic events, all of the Magpies matches scheduled for last Sunday in the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League were called off.

This week, police were continuing to investigate the two-car collision as they issued further appeals for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police's serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500. The 19-year-old driver of the dark blue Citroen, who was hospitalised after the crash as he suffered serious leg and lower body injuries, remained in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital this week.


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