Who was Heather Smedley? Oldham police crash: What happened?

After being struck by a police vehicle while pursuing a suspected stolen car, the mother-of-family three’s remembered her as “kind and sensitive.” The woman is identified as Heather Smedley. Let’s examine the situation more closely.

Who was Heather Smedley?

An excellent and devoted mother of three, Heather Smedley, 53, was. According to a memorial, the “glue that held the family together” was Heather Smedley.

Oldham police crash: What happened?

Around 10:00 GMT, a collision in Royton, Oldham, resulted in serious injuries that required Heather Smedley, 53, to be hospitalised.

Before the incident on Oldham Road, Royton, officers were reportedly pursuing a possibly stolen car, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP). A 53-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with significant injuries just after ten this morning (Friday, December 23); nevertheless, she eventually passed away.

The event had been reported to the Professional Standards Branch of the GMP and the Independent Office for Police Conduct. The spokeswoman for GMP said: “Today, at around 10 am, officers participated in a brief pursuit after pursuing a suspected stolen vehicle.

“Shortly after that, a police vehicle was engaged in a traffic collision, and a 53-year-old woman was transported to the hospital to treat severe wounds. She received the best medical attention, but sadly she died soon after.

According to a statement from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Mrs Smedley’s car was struck by an unmarked police vehicle.

“At this terrible time, we are thinking of the woman’s family, friends, and everyone else who this dreadful event has impacted.

Heather Smedley
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“The circumstances leading up to the collision will be looked at, as well as whether police actions were in line with policies and procedures,” the investigative report states.

I don’t understand why police engage in these high-speed pursuits when several individuals have suffered injuries and deaths over a piece of metal on wheels. A guy who chased after robbers who attempted to plunder his house was recently given a two-year prison sentence. During the chase, the criminals crashed their stolen motorcycle, suffering severe injuries. Why is it okay for police to act in this way? My heartfelt condolences are sent to her family and friends, for whom Christmas will never be a happy time again.

Statement from Mrs. Smedley’s family

On their official Facebook page, Greater Manchester Police posted the tribute that Mrs Smedley’s family had posted. The message is formatted as follows:

Following Heather Smedley’s untimely death in a traffic accident in Royton, her family paid tribute to her.

53-year-old Heather Smedley lost her life due to her injuries after tragically engaged in a traffic accident in Royton, Oldham.

In a statement, Heather’s family paid tribute to the “most beautiful mother to Benjamin, Olivia, and Jamie,” as well as the “daughter of Hilda and Fred” and “wife of Damian.”

“You made the world a much better place to live in.

“Our mother was the kindest, caring, and lovely soul on the inside and out. She always maintained her bravery and courage in the face of all the difficulties that life presented.

“She was the best role model we could have wished for as children, always supporting those around her and giving everything she had to everyone she loved.

Our family was held together by her like a puzzle piece. Her generosity and tenacity motivated us all to do better.

“We will miss her hilarious sense of humour and contagious laugh every day.

Mom, there will always be a hole in our hearts because you were too good for this world. While they are mourning their loss, Heather’s family has requested privacy.

Tributes pouring in for Heather Smedley

She was a beautiful woman, and I’m sending my love and best wishes to Damian Smedley and the family. This is heartbreaking news. I’ll miss you, Heather.

Terrible news! There aren’t enough words to adequately convey my sincere condolences to Heather’s xx family. These people are entirely unaware of how many lives they have just ruined with this one careless deed.

She is praying for everyone involved in the Heyside event, as well as the family of the deceased woman, Heather Smedley. May Heather find peace and glory in the afterlife.

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