A MUM tragically mowed down in a hospital car park had just become a grandmother for the first time.
Mary Owen-Jones, 52, died on Tuesday, two days after being struck by the car while she was visiting the hospital.
Hairdresser Mary Owen-Jones, 52, died on Tuesday – two days after being struck by a car on the hospital visitCredit: WNS
It has today been revealed she had just become a grandmother for the first timeCredit: WNS
The mum-of-two’s family have now paid tribute to Mary, and shared their heartbreak that she will never get to see granddaughter April Rose grow up.
They said the 52-year-old had a “passion for life and her family”.
Mary, of Rhos on Sea, North Wales, was walking between two car parks near the main entrance at the Glan Clwyd hospital in Bodelwyddan when she was in collision with a car.
In a moving tribute, her devastated family said: “Mary is survived by her son and daughter, Andrew and Jasmine, her granddaughter, April Rose and her husband, Arwel.
“She had a passion for life and her family and was particularly looking forward to being a grandma to her newly born granddaughter, April Rose.
“She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We are absolutely heartbroken and would ask to be given the appropriate privacy to allow us time to grieve.”
Mary’s was a well-known mobile hairdresser in the seaside town, and also worked as a teaching assistant.
The family thanked people have “reached out to them during their difficult time.”
North Wales Police are appeal for witnesses to the collision that happened at around 8.40pm on the hospital grounds between two car parks, near to the main entrance of the hospital.
Police have now launched an urgent appeal for witnesses.
Sergeant Liam Morris of the Roads Policing Unit said: “I offer my profound condolences to the woman’s family at this very difficult time.
“An investigation has commenced, and I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed or inadvertently captured the incident on their dash-cam whilst parked outside the hospital to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“Anybody with information that could assist with our investigation should contact us via the live web chat, or on 101, quoting reference number 23000006433.”
“The incident involved a car and a pedestrian happened at around 8.40pm on the hospital grounds between two car parks, near to the main entrance of the hospital.”
Note: We do not yet know who she was visiting and why.