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Nurse tributes after car tragedy
Suzanne and Julian Meredith
Suzanne and Julian Meredith 'deserved to grow old together'
The three children of a district nurse have paid tribute to her after she was hit by a car which mounted a pavement where she was walking with her husband.

Suzanne Meredith, 52, died after the tragedy on the B4267 Lavernock Road in Sully, Penarth, on Wednesday evening.

Her husband, Julian, 54, a lecturer and teaching consultant at Bridgend College, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

Their children called her a devoted wife, fun-loving, happy and popular.

Mum, you will always be with us, we love you and are so proud to have you as our Mum
Suzanne Meredith's children
South Wales Police said the couple were walking along the pavement when a dark green Subaru Legacy mounted a footpath at about 1915 BST.

Mrs Meredith, a district nursing sister in the Penarth area who was involved in running the Sully Beavers and Cubs groups, died from her injuries.

Her husband was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he underwent surgery to treat serious leg injuries. He is in a stable condition.

In a statement, their children Justin, 26, Andrew, 23, and Gemma, 21, said: "Mum spent most of her life helping others whether they be family, friends, or patients.

"She was fun-loving, always happy and popular in so many circles.

"She was a devoted wife to our father with a marriage to be proud of.

"Mum and Dad met as young teenagers and have been inseparable ever since. They deserved to grow old together.

"Mum, you will always be with us, we love you and are so proud to have you as our Mum."

Police said the driver of the car had been interviewed but no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the roads policing unit on 02920 222111.


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