First picture of Quinton crash victim killed alongside her dog as family pay tribute

-Credit: (Image: WMP)
-Credit: (Image: WMP)

The devastated family of a "full of life daughter" tragically killed in a road traffic collision have paid tribute to her. Lucy Atkins was just 20 when she died in a collision on the West Boulevard in Quinton.

Lucy, who was on foot, sustained serious injuries as she was struck by a car between Barnes Hill and Quinton Road West just before 8.45am on Monday. The University student, who was looking forward to her second year, sadly died a short time later.

Her family dog Simba, a Lakeland Terrier shown in the photo above, was also killed in the collision. The driver remained at the scene and is helping with police enquiries. Now, her family have released a heartfelt tribute to a daughter who "brought joy and fun into the lives of all she met."

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Lucy’s parents and brother said today: "Lucy was a fabulous daughter who was full of life and who brought joy and fun into the lives of all she met. She was a force of nature, who lived life to the full.

"She was a former pupil of World’s End Nursery, St Peter’s School, Harborne, The Bluecoat School in Harborne and then Edgbaston High School. Lucy had just finished her first year at Cardiff University and was looking forward to sharing a house with her friends for her second year. The family now ask for privacy and time to grieve."

They also thanked passers-by and the emergency services who came to Lucy’s aid following the collision. They added: “We want to thank all those people who tried to save them, both passers-by and members of the emergency services, and all those who have left tributes at the scene and sent messages of condolence.”

Police are keen to hear from anyone who can assist the investigation. A spokesperson for the force said: "We’re particularly interested in hearing from anybody who was travelling in the area and has dash cam footage. You can contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote log 857 of 24/6/24. You can also email"