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Post by Admin on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 1:06

Candlelit vigil for crash victim

Published Date: 27 April 2009
By Lucy Ashton
GRIEVING Sheffield students held a candlelit vigil for a young woman hit and killed in a collision with a taxi at the weekend, only moments after getting off a bus.
The 19-year-old student - named Joyce, and Chinese - was knocked down by a maroon coloured cab in the early hours of Saturday as she tried to cross Manchester Road in Broomhill.

Police confirmed she was a foreign student, believed to be studying at The University of Sheffield, but have not released her identity as they are still speaking to family members. Cards left at the scene, near the junction with Tapton House Road, were addressed to "Joyce".

Today there were nearly 20 bunches of flowers tied to a lamppost and half a dozen candles.

Neighbours living nearby said students and family members had visited the scene of the crash and left the candles and flowers.

The student, who lived in a nearby flat, was attempting the cross the road when she apparently stepped into the path of a maroon coloured taxi travelling towards Sheffield. A police spokesman said: "She suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene."

The 55-year-old taxi driver, a man from Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Manchester Road was shut for three-quarters of an hour while police dealt with the incident at 12.25am on Saturday. Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. Call 0114 220 2970.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Candlelit-vigil-for-crash-victim.5207689.jp
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Post by Aftab on Thu 30 Apr 2009 - 1:29

Tributes to student killed in taxi collision

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Tributes-to-student-killed-in.5215250.jp

Published Date: 29 April 2009
By Claire Lewis
SHEFFIELD University has paid tribute to a "bright and talented" student who died after being struck by a taxi in the city at the weekend.
Ka Yi Wu, aged 19, suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene after apparently stepping into the path of a cab moments after getting off a bus on the A57 Manchester Road in Broomhill.

The Chinese student, known to friends aADVERTISEMENTs Joyce, had spent the evening studying in the
university library and was only a minute's walk from her home on Tapton House Road just after midnight on Saturday.

Ka Yi was originally from Hong Kong but had lived in the UK for several years, having completed her A-levels at Lincoln College.

She was in her second year of a three-year Business Studies degree in The University of Sheffield's management school.

Debora Green, assistant director in student services at The University of Sheffield, said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ka Yi Wu and offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

"The university has offered support to her housemates during this difficult time and we will also be extending our support to the family and any staff or students who have been affected."

The taxi driver was arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further inquiries. Witnesses should call 0114 220 2970.
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