October 1st, 2016

Solihull daughter’s desperate plea to help trace mum’s last steps

Updated: 12:01 pm, Jan 08, 2016

A DAUGHTER is desperately pleading for help to trace the final movements of her mother who died after being hit by a car in Acocks Green.

Ally Page posted a message on Facebook which has been shared almost 3,500 times. It asked for anyone who saw her 41-year-old mum Ilona Ford before the incident to come forward.

Ilona was hit by a car near the junction of Gospel Lane and Olton Boulevard East about 7.15am last Tuesday (December 29).

In her Facebook post Ally said: “We are trying our best to find out where she had been the night before and how she ended up there.

“She was found soaking wet and it has been raining that night so she may have been walking round for a while.”

It added if anyone had any information at all which could help them shed some more light on what happened it would be greatly appreciated.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a passing ambulance stopped to help the woman while a second ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a senior critical care paramedic was en-route.

The mum had been left unconscious and had suffered a number of serious injuries.

The team of ambulance staff gave her advanced trauma care on the scene before they took her to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The spokesman added no one was injured in the car but ambulance staff did give a woman passer-by who reportedly witnessed the incident treatment.

Ilona Ford later died from her injuries in hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “The driver involved in the incident stopped at the scene and gave their details to officers.

“They are assisting police with the investigation.”

People also paid tributes to the mum – one said ‘I’m so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you all’ and another added ‘I really hope you find the information you’re looking for, thinking of you’.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.

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